Our Vision & Mission
The vision of the El Monte Union High School District is to empower and motivate our students to be resilient, college and career-ready, lifelong learners and contributing members of our global society. The mission of the El Monte Union High School District is to:
- Advocate, nurture, and sustain a positive school culture through a challenging and rigorous, standards-based curriculum that promotes achievement for all students;
- Ensure management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment that is conducive to student learning and staff professional growth;
- Collaborate with families and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources;
- Model a personal and institutional code of ethics and develop professional leadership capacity
- Promote college and career readiness skills for all students
Superintendent's Update - November 2022; As our fall semester draws to a close, we would like to congratulate all our hardworking students for their perseverance and academic excellence, and commend our outstanding teachers for their continued support of our scholars. El Monte Union students have achieved greatness in the performing arts this month, with mesmerizing performances from each of our schools at the Fall Choral Festival and 2022 Marching Band Showcase. Many of our fall athletic teams also made their way to CIF, representing their schools with pride and great competitive sportsmanship. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our November Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
Superintendent's Update - October 2022; In this video, Superintendent Dr. Edward A. Zuniga shares information about spirit weeks on campus, homecoming, Senior Night celebrations, Arroyo High School’s mental health and wellness awareness efforts and the construction of a new multipurpose building at Fernando R. Ledesma High School. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our October Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
Superintendent's Update - September 2022; With all of our students, teachers and staff back on our campuses for the fall semester, we are excited for the success and achievement still to come this school year. This month, each of our high schools held club rush events, spirit weeks, Back to School Nights and athletic competitions, where we saw increased student participation and school pride. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our September Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
Superintendent's Update - July/August 2022; As we prepare to welcome everyone back for the First Day of School on Wednesday, Aug. 17, El Monte Union is excited to share periodic video updates highlighting the achievement and success happening across the District. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our July/August Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
6 El Monte Union Seniors Celebrate Recognition as QuestBridge Scholars, Will Attend Elite Universities
When South El Monte High School senior Ruben Carrazco joined the Upward Bound Math & Science program at Pasadena City College as a sophomore, he was laser-focused on strengthening his skill set so that he could attend an elite university. As a first-generation college goer, Carrazco dared to dream big, inspired by his mother’s advice to “échale ganas” or “give it all you’ve got.”
The El Monte Union High School District (EMUHSD) community came together in celebration of Mountain View High School’s (MVHS) Athletic Field Project during a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 10, which will include a high-performance rubberized track and field, bleachers, concession stands and restrooms, enhanced landscaping and a grand stadium entrance.
El Monte Union High School District hosted a swearing-in ceremony for its newly elected Board Member Qui Nguyen and re-elected Board Members Florencio Briones and Ricardo Padilla during its Dec. 14 Board of Trustees meeting.
For her willingness to go above and beyond and be a source of positivity for students during the school day, Paz, an Arroyo High School Class of 2008 alumna, has been honored as a Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award recipient by the El Monte Promise Foundation. Paz received her award at the Foundation’s annual Tamalada Gala on Dec. 8.