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El Monte City School District

  • 4 El Monte City School District Campuses Earn ‘Top School’ Honors

    Four schools in the El Monte City School District are being touted as 2020 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for ensuring high rates of success in math and English language arts for low-income Latino students. LeGore School was honored for achieving high rates of success for elementary students in both areas and Cleminson for success in English for elementary students. Gidley and Durfee schools were praised for their success for middle school English.

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  • El Monte City School District to Stream Student Promotions

    El Monte City School District will celebrate the promotion of 975 eighth-graders in the Class of 2020 through a mix of lawn signs, banners and virtual ceremonies that will be streamed via YouTube from Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5. In addition, the District will celebrate advancing sixth-graders through montage videos and kindergarteners through Google Class presentations

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  • El Monte City School District Maintenance Crews Keep Campuses Trim and Tidy during Extended Dismissal

    Community members are noticing how El Monte City School District campuses – despite the absence of students during the extended dismissal – continue to beautify their neighborhoods with well-groomed fields, tidy exteriors and clean facilities. That’s because with students learning remotely, District maintenance crews have jumped at the chance to intensify their cleaning, groundskeeping and repair work often delayed until summer. The team also is assisting with grab-and-go meal distribution and even delivering meals to select students whose medical challenges make it difficult for them to pick up meals.

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5 El Monte City School District Schools named to California Distinguished List

A record-setting five El Monte City School District schools have been named California Distinguished Schools, celebrating the District’s overall excellence and superb growth in academics, state test scores and community outreach initiatives. El Monte City School District is one of just nine school districts to receive more than five awards in 2019 – and by far the smallest District to secure the achievement.

El Monte City School District Boosts Achievement Through Professional Learning Communities

State test scores at two El Monte City School District campuses have soared by as much as 20 percentage points after educators devised innovative ways to share student performance data and refine lesson plans. Cherrylee and Wright School administrators attribute the four-year growth in standardized math and English language arts (ELA) scores to Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), which bring teachers together to track the academic and social-emotional progress of students.

El Monte City School District Teacher Honored for Supporting and Inspiring Students

For 30 years, Shirpser School third-grade teacher Jose Espinoza has inspired his students to be their best selves, providing in-depth assistance to struggling students, relaying the importance of higher education and offering a friendly face for students in need of social-emotional support. Those years of persistent excellence have earned him a Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award, an honor given to outstanding educators who exemplify tireless commitment to education, including mentoring students and inspiring them to pursue a college education.

El Monte City School District Boosts Literacy, Test Scores

El Monte City School District’s reading programs are boosting English language arts test scores as well as helping to narrow achievement gaps and nurturing a love of literacy in students. Durfee and LeGore schools have shown especially strong improvements on state standardized tests over the last four years – with Durfee increasing 20 percentage points and LeGore increasing 10 percentage points.

El Monte City School District Celebrates Student Test Scores

Nearly 180 El Monte City School District students in grades three through eight achieved the highest possible scores on state standardized tests for English language arts (ELA) or math taken in spring 2019, according to recently released state data. They were honored at the District’s Board of Education meeting on Nov. 12.

El Monte City School District Students Test New Lego Robots

El Monte City School District students assembled colorful creations, tested touch sensors and programmed light-up emojis on battery packs during a series of Lego Spike Prime robot demonstrations on Nov. 7 and 8. District teachers and students were among the first in the nation to test the unreleased Lego Spike Prime robot kits as part of a partnership with Lego that provides regular training and support for El Monte City teachers and students on new robotics technology.

El Monte City School District Honors Veterans during Special Assembly

Rio Hondo Elementary students presented veterans with letters of thanks and hand-drawn posters, performed a swing-dance routine and recited poetry during a special celebratory assembly on Nov. 8. Veterans from World War II and the Vietnam War, and veterans representing the Coast Guard, Navy, Army and Air Force gave speeches and shared their gratitude with the El Monte City School District and Rio Hondo Elementary for hosting the celebration.

El Monte City School District Unveils Cycle Track and Recreation Area

El Monte City School District families raced around a bike track, played carnival games and roamed a lush, green field during the opening of Jeff Seymour Family Center’s outdoor recreation area on Oct. 26. The Jeff Seymour Family Center celebrated the unveiling of its new pump track, which is a bike trail populated with wooden ramps and dirt hills, and recreation area with an afternoon of games, music and food for guests.

El Monte City School District to Host Leadership Workshop for Parents

El Monte City School District will host a parent workshop at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, where attendees can learn about individual habits that form the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” – which are leadership skills taught to all students through the District’s Leader in Me program. The lesson will cover habit 7 or “sharpen the saw,” which teaches students to take care of themselves mentally and physically.