South El Monte High School History
South El Monte High School was opened during the 1992-1993 academic year. As the newest high school in the El Monte Union High School District, SEMHS was built to serve the families of the city of South El Monte. Since it's opening, SEMHS has established several successful programs including Project Lead the Way, Public Service Academy, AVID, and most recently the Early College Academy dual enrollment program in partnership with Rio Hondo College.
SEMHS students have always benefited from successful academic rigor within our schedule, competive athletics programs, wide variety of clubs and organizations, and freindly and supportive staff that believes in Every Student a Success Story.
The site is also home to the district Professional Develppment Center, the Transportation Department Headquarters and bus depot, and Facilities and Maintenance Headquarters, as well as the districts purchasing and receiving departments. South El Monte High School is in many ways a hub for centralized business for the district.
Many of the original staff and faculty members are still on campus supporting our students.