Our Mission & Vision

  • A community where everyone thinks independently,
    works collaboratively, & lives responsibly. 

    EVERY student a success story

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Announcements

  • CIF CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THIS SATURDAY!
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    Come out to support our Girls Soccer team as they travel to Arrowhead Christian High School (Redlands) this Saturday, Feburary 23 at 1:00 PM. Let's get a crowd of SEM Eagles to the game to support our athletes! Tickets available in the Activities Office. The first 50 people to turn in permission slips get a spot on our Rooter Bus! 

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  • SEMHS Academic Decathlon Team Scores BIG! 
    Congratulations to our Academic Decathlon team under the direction of Coach Oscar Castillo. Our Eagles won the "Rookie of the Year" award for the highest points earned by any new team in Los Angeles County. They took second place in the Super Quiz and scored 17 medals for individual achievement! See more photos from their celebration on our Instagram or Facebook pages (SElMonteEagles). 

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  • Eagles Teacher Named District Teacher of the Year!
    Congratulations to Cesar Castellanos who was named the El Monte Union High School District Teacher of the Year! Learn more about Mr. C and what he means to our students by clicking here

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  • Check out our new website look & feel Welcome to the New SEMHS Website!
    All of the El Monte Union High School District websites have been recently updated to allow our students, parents, staff and community members greater access to our content. Along with the refreshed look and feel comes improvements for mobile device viewing, up to date calendar of events, on-the-fly language translations, & more multimedia opportunities (e.g. images, videos and social media integration. We invite you to take a look at our programs, classes, and activities. You'll find contact information for every teacher and staff member as well as information about our pathways, courses, and extra-curricular opportunities. Please take note of the new school website address: www.emuhsd.org/semhs 

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  • SEMHS Earns Silver Medal for Best High School in the US  South El Monte High School Earns Silver Medal
    U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, announced its annual Best High Schools which includes published data on more than 22,000 schools. We are pleased to announce that South El Monte High School received a silver medal, putting the school among the top-performing public high schools at the national and state level.

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Eagles Educators

  • Effective First-Time Educators

    South El Monte High School teacher and AVID Coordinator Cesar Castellanos was honored with the 2017 Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award at the El Monte Promise Foundation’s 14th annual Tamalada fundraiser on.December 14. Mr. Castellanos, a Rosemead High School graduate, has been an English teacher at El Monte Union since 2011 and was recognized for his tireless efforts to ensure students believe in themselves and succeed.

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  • Free Tutoring & Support

    The Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) awarded a SIX YEAR ACCREDITATION TERM to South El Monte High School. Our dedicated staff continues to monitor our six-year plan and to meet our annual goals. GOALS: Provide effective first time instruction, promote a college-going culture, enhance collaboration to support English Learners and students with special needs, increase authentic opportunities for parent involvement, and foster reciprocal communication between the school and the district.

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  • SEMHS Earns A 6-Year Accreditation!

    The Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) awarded a SIX YEAR ACCREDITATION TERM to South El Monte High School. Our dedicated staff continues to monitor our six-year plan and to meet our annual goals. GOALS: Provide effective first time instruction, promote a college-going culture, enhance collaboration to support English Learners and students with special needs, increase authentic opportunities for parent involvement, and foster reciprocal communication between the school and the district.

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District News

  • EMUHSD Administering Healthy Kids Survey

    The El Monte Union High School District is currently administering the California Healthy Kids Survey to students, parents, and staff. The CalSCHLS system was created by the California Department of Education (CDE) in 1997 to efficiently and cost-effectively provide school districts and their partner communities with quality local data which can be used to improve student academic performance and social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health of all youth. Click the story title for more info.

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  • Two El Monte Union Seniors Surprised with $40,000 Edison STEM Scholarships

    Two El Monte Union High School District seniors are among an elite group of 30 high school students from across the Southland to receive $40,000 STEM college scholarships from Edison International during surprise announcements. South El Monte High School senior Sandra Amezcua Rocha, who was surprised during her Spanish Literature class on March 26, and El Monte High School senior Connie Lee, who received the exciting news via Skype on March 19, were selected out of more than 2,000 applicants to the Edison Scholars program. “I was very surprised and am very thankful for this investment in my future,” said Amezcua Rocha, who was presented with the check by Edison International President and CEO Pedro Pizarro to the wild applause of her family and friends. Click the story title for more info and ABC7 News video...

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  • El Monte Union Seniors Celebrate Commitment to College During Ceremonies

    Hundreds of graduating seniors from El Monte Union’s comprehensive high schools celebrated their university-bound commitments in front of cheering crowds of underclassmen, teachers and administrators during District-wide College Signing Day ceremonies taking place April 26-May 3. Mountain View, South El Monte, El Monte, Rosemead and Arroyo high schools hosted individual events to celebrate seniors achieving their academic pursuits and to showcase the college-going culture each campus has cultivated to inspire and prepare students to follow their educational and professional goals. “It feels really special to be recognized, and it’s nice to see everyone together celebrating and happy,” said Mountain View High senior Matthew Acuna, who will attend California State University, Los Angeles in the fall. “It’s so good to know that all my hard work has paid off.” ...click the story title for more info and images

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  • El Monte Union Superintendent Named Cal Poly Pomona Distinguished Alumnus

    El Monte Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga will be honored by the Cal Poly Alumni Association as its 2018 Distinguished Alumnus, recognizing the class of 1996 grad for his vision, leadership and willingness to give back to the El Monte community. Zuniga will receive the 2018 College of Education and Integrative Studies Distinguished Alumni Award during the Cal Poly Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona on Friday, April 27. “Being named a distinguished alumnus is a tremendous honor, and I am humbled and thankful for this recognition,” Zuniga said. “The guidance and support I received at Cal Poly has resonated throughout my career as an educator and enabled me to reach professional heights. Thank you to Cal Poly Pomona for placing me among such an esteemed group of alumni.” Click the story title for info and video...

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