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The El Monte City School District, in partnership with the students, families and the community, cultivates leadership, creativity and educational excellence. By creating multiple opportunities for learning, we develop students’ unique abilities to succeed and contribute positively in our diverse society.

 

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Breakdancing 101 at EMCSD

Former Student Returns to Teach Breakdancing

Meet Steven Trujillo, a professional choreographer whose journey has led him back to his roots, igniting a passion for dance within El Monte City School District’s (EMCSD) youngest learners. Mr. Steven, as his students refer to him, is a former Gidley School alum, attending from kindergarten through eighth grade and now he has introduced an exciting Breakdancing 101 program to EMCSD students. Read more by clicking headline.
Early enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is NOW OPEN! Click headline to access our enrollment page. Any child that turns age 4 by September 1, 2024 is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in the 2024-2025 school year.

Enrollment for 2024-2025 School Year NOW OPEN!

Early enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is NOW OPEN! Click headline to access our enrollment page. Any child that turns age 4 by September 1, 2024 is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in the 2024-2025 school year.
EMCSD 4th graders take over Sacramento

EMCSD 4th Graders Take Over Sacramento

Breaking new ground in the El Monte City School District (EMCSD), 4th graders embarked on a remarkable journey to California’s capital. This year, EMCSD allocated funds to send each 4th grader to Sacramento for a one-day study trip, offering them a rare chance to explore the city of trees and enrich their learning experience.
Notice is hereby given that there is currently one (1) vacancy on the Board of Education of the El Monte City School District. The Board of Education (“Board”) of the El Monte City School District is seeking candidates for a provisional appointment to serve on the District’s Board of Education until the regularly scheduled election in November 2024. Click headline for full notice.

Board Vacancy - Apply to Be an Appointee by April 12

PUBLIC NOTICE: El Monte City School District Board Vacancy

One of our Board Members submitted their resignation due to moving out of our district's service area.

This notice is hereby given that there is currently one (1) vacancy on the Board of Education of the El Monte City School District (EMCSD). EMCSD is seeking candidates for a provisional appointment to serve on our board until the regularly scheduled election in November 2024. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 12, 2024 at 12:00pm.
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EMCSD Teachers Learn at The Cheech

A group of teachers from El Monte City School District (EMCSD) spent a day at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture to learn how to bring culturally appreciative art practices into their classrooms. This is part of EMCSD’s initiative to provide applicable professional development (PD) that compliments their educational goals. Specific to EMCSD’s art education, teachers are focusing on developing opportunities to cultivate respect, empathy, and solidarity with historically marginalized groups of people.

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Our Vision

We will be an innovative school district in which students achieve at their highest potential, surrounded by an engaged community that is proud and supportive of its educational system.

 

About Us

Since Southern California’s first school was constructed here in 1852, El Monte has honored the education of its children and has grown into a thriving community of fourteen schools, which incudes five California Distinguished Schools and six ERP Honor Roll Schools, all dedicated to preparing our students for the challenge of a 21st century education. 
  • Free Meals for ALL Students
  • Spanish & Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
  • Districtwide Music Programs
  • Free After-School Childcare
  • 1:1
    Student to Device
  • Year-Round Enrichment & Engagement