Mission & Vision

  • El Monte High School will create a safe and supportive learning environment that provides and promotes rigorous, relevant, and diverse educational opportunities to all students, to prepare students to achieve the expected school-wide learner outcomes.

    El Monte High School will graduate students with the knowledge and skills to be resourceful and innovative life-long learners that are college and career ready in an evolving technological society.


Lions in the News

  • EMHS Auditorium Bring Magic of the Arts to Students, Community

    The Sugar Plum Fairy and her flock of snowflakes were among the more than 70 international ballet dancers who delicately waltzed, leaped and pirouetted during a magical performance of holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker,” in front of a sold-out crowd of students and families at El Monte High School’s auditorium on Dec. 10. Hidden from the audience, those staging the elaborate production – 14 El Monte Union theater technicians who bustled backstage to ensure that the countless props were in place, lighting and sound were precise, and transitions between scenes were seamless. Click the story title for the full details...

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District News

  • El Monte Union to Continue Distance Learning for Remainder of Fall Semester

    El Monte Union High School District will continue its distance learning program for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester, but is exploring the possibility of developing learning groups (pods) for students most in need, including those in special education programs and English learners. Students in these learning pods will continue distance learning while they are on campus.

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  • El Monte High School Teacher Named 2020 California Visual Art Educator of the Year

    El Monte High School art teacher Patrice Cooley has a flair for connecting with her students, encouraging beginning and experienced artists alike to bring a unique voice and passion to their art. For her exceptional ability to empower students, set standards for quality education and achieve the highest level of professionalism in art education, Cooley has been recognized as the California Art Education Association (CAEA) 2020 Outstanding Visual Art Educator of the Year.

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  • Ledesma High School Instructor Honored as 2020-21 Teacher of the Year

    Fernando R. Ledesma High School Opportunity teacher Patty Autran’s love for teaching began as a third-grade student when she – the only Spanish-speaking student in class – was asked by her teacher to help an English learner who had just joined the class. She has been named the District's 2020-21 Teacher of the Year!

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  • 2019-20 SEMHS Parent Volunteer Celebrated

    South El Monte High School parent Natalia Vasquez has been recognized as El Monte Union's 2019-20 Parent Volunteer of the Year.

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