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Our Mission

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.


News & Announcements

Parent Resources Newsletter

Parent Resources Newsletter: November 17, 2023

Click headline to access our latest Parent Resources Newsletter that features information about Shirpser's Tar Pits experience, Cherrylee's First Harvest Festival, and Potrero's Nature Hike!
Mariachi Academy Instagram Post

EMCSD’s Popular Mariachi Academy Returns Bigger than Ever

El Monte City School District’s popular Mariachi Academy has returned in grand fashion. Students from all 14 schools can participate and learn the cultural significance of Mariachi and how to play various instruments. Click headline to read more!


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