El Monte City School District

  • Gidley School Underwater Robotics Program Finishes 3rd at Regionals

    Gidley School’s SeaPerch underwater robotics program took home two first-place awards and ranked third overall for demonstrating excellence in engineering against 26 area schools at the Southern California SeaPerch Challenge in Fullerton. SeaPerch is a robotics program that focuses on aquatic applications while teaching students about the different levels of engineering including concepts, process, problem-solving, teamwork and technical applications.

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  • El Monte City School District Achieves High Performance on State Dashboard

    El Monte City School District’s Cleminson School saw growth in multiple areas on the California School Dashboard, a tool that gives parents, students and educators access to important school and district data. Cleminson School students improved their performance on California’s English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests, building on their strong performance in the previous school year. The school’s ELA scores increased 15.8 percentage points from 2017-18 while math scores increased 19.4 percentage points.

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  • El Monte Union School Earns Award for Increasing STEM Education Among Girls

    Arroyo High School has earned the first College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in its AP Computer Science Principles course. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, the El Monte Union high school is one of only 685 to reach this achievement. Arroyo was recognized for either reaching 50 percent or higher female representation in the AP course or having a percentage of the female examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population.

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Gidley School Underwater Robotics Program Finishes 3rd at Regionals

Gidley School’s SeaPerch underwater robotics program took home two first-place awards and ranked third overall for demonstrating excellence in engineering against 26 area schools at the Southern California SeaPerch Challenge in Fullerton. SeaPerch is a robotics program that focuses on aquatic applications while teaching students about the different levels of engineering including concepts, process, problem-solving, teamwork and technical applications.

El Monte City School District Achieves High Performance on State Dashboard

El Monte City School District’s Cleminson School saw growth in multiple areas on the California School Dashboard, a tool that gives parents, students and educators access to important school and district data. Cleminson School students improved their performance on California’s English language arts (ELA) and mathematics tests, building on their strong performance in the previous school year. The school’s ELA scores increased 15.8 percentage points from 2017-18 while math scores increased 19.4 percentage points.

El Monte Union School Earns Award for Increasing STEM Education Among Girls

Arroyo High School has earned the first College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in its AP Computer Science Principles course. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, the El Monte Union high school is one of only 685 to reach this achievement. Arroyo was recognized for either reaching 50 percent or higher female representation in the AP course or having a percentage of the female examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population.

El Monte City School District to Host TK/K Enrollment Info Meetings

El Monte City School District will host a series of meetings to notify parents about transitional kindergarten and kindergarten options from Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, April 4. Each school will hold a morning and an evening session to outline programs. For times and dates, contact the District at (626) 453-3700.

El Monte City School District to Host Breakfast, Leadership Showcase

Potrero School will host its third annual Leadership Day to showcase its Leader in Me program to parents and family members from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7. Potrero School is at 2611 N. Potrero Ave., El Monte.

El Monte City School District Hosts Tours, Performances at Leadership Day

Rio Hondo School will host its third annual Leadership Day to showcase its Leader in Me program, classroom tours and student-led performances to parents from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. Rio Hondo School is at 11425 Wildflower Road, Arcadia.

El Monte City School District Dual-Immersion Program Boosts Student Social, Communication Skills

Durfee School first-graders Jazmin Benitez Ramos and Ella Galdamez-Terriquez said their school’s Spanish dual-immersion program is great for learning and sharing new words – including Galdamez-Terriquez’s favorite word: “florecita,” which means little flower. “My favorite part of the program is being able to learn new words in Spanish,” Ramos said. “Now I can talk with my teacher and friends in Spanish.”

El Monte City School District Launches Reading Challenge with Dodger Alumni Visit

New Lexington School fourth-grader Arcyruby Sanchez says hearing Los Angeles Dodger great Al “The Bull” Ferrara talk about the importance of education has encouraged her to devour as many books as possible during her school’s upcoming Reading Rocks Challenge. “It was so great – it was a dream come true to see a Dodger player in person,” Sanchez said. “I also loved the book he read to us because it was really funny.”

Fitness Guru Visit to Encourage El Monte City School District Students

Fitness advocate Tony “Mr. Tone” Lamka will visit El Monte City School District schools on Tuesday, Feb. 5 to boost participation in Operation Tone-Up, which encourages fourth- and fifth-graders to stay active and knowledgeable about nutrition. Lamka will visit New Lexington School at 8:05 a.m., Rio Hondo Elementary at 8:45 a.m., Wilkerson School at 9:35 a.m., Cortada School at 10:15 a.m., Rio Vista School at 11:35 a.m., Le Gore School at 11:55 a.m., Cherrylee School at 12:40 p.m. and Potrero School at 1:30 p.m.

El Monte City School District to Compete in Science Olympiad Event

Students from El Monte City School District’s Gidley School will test their science acumen against 39 area schools at the 33rd annual Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Gidley School students will compete on science topics such as viral outbreak causes, decoding encrypted messages and identifying parts of human anatomy.