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 - December/January 2024; As our students embark upon the new year, El Monte Union is reminded of the sense of renewal and possibility that accompanies it. January marks the midyear point and the onset of the spring semester, making it an opportune time for reflection and renewed commitment to our academic pursuits. Daily attendance continues to remain paramount to the academic success of our students as we enter the final half of the school year. Consistent attendance fosters a habit of discipline and responsibility that is integral to achieving one's educational goals. With the support of our El Monte Union families and parents, we encourage our students to make a commitment to attend classes regularly and engage fully in their learning experiences. Learn more about what our teachers, staff and students are up to in our December/January Superintendent's Update! Our e-newsletter archive, including additional languages, is available here.
Superintendent's Update - November 2023; El Monte Union’s November Superintendent’s Update is here! Watch as Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga highlights Mountain View High School Xochipilli Club’s inaugural Día De Los Muertos celebration event, the warm welcome of students as they visited the California Air Resources Board Riverside Headquarters to witness the important work being done for the environment, the outstanding athletic and artistic performances of our students in CIF Finals and the District’s Marching Band Showcase. Dr. Zuniga also shares the incredible accomplishments of El Monte-Rosemead Adult School’s educators and programs. 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.
We wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you to all of our parents, students, family members, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, and amazing presenters who participated in our 2023 College & Career Family Conference. Please enjoy this brief photo collage which highlights just some of the sessions and interactions that help make this conference such an incredible success each year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2024!
Superintendent's Update - October 2023; Amidst the changing season, El Monte Union would like to convey its deepest appreciation to our remarkable students, staff and families for an exceptional start to the fall semester. During the month of October, students were encouraged to consider their future college and career paths as they attended the District’s Fifth Annual College and Career Family Conference, Rosemead High School senior Viridiana Sanchez has earned a spot as a finalist for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 Rose Court and Arroyo High School’s mathematics teacher Catherine Flores has been named El Monte Union’s 2023-24 District Teacher of the Year. 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.
Arroyo High School (AHS) alumnus and head girls basketball coach Mike Gorball is celebrating multiple achievements in his 34th season at AHS, after earning his 500th coaching victory and being the first girls basketball coach in San Gabriel Valley history to accomplish this feat at the same school.
El Monte-Rosemead Adult School's Electrician Program Recognized as Exemplary Model Adult Education Program
El Monte-Rosemead Adult School's (EMRAS) Electrician Program has been featured as an exemplary model for advancing adult education in the state in the latest edition of the California Adult Education Program Newsletter.
At El Monte Union, we are committed to ensuring our students understand the importance of daily attendance and that they are equipped with the right tools and resources they need to accomplish their goals every day.
Arroyo High School sophomore Richard Cobian will showcase his talents in saber fencing – and seek to inspire others in his community to develop a love for the sport – when he competes against elite fencers from across the country at the 2024 USA Fencing Junior Olympics in February.