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El Monte Union High School District

  • South El Monte High School Recognized as a 2020 Top LA County School

    South El Monte High School has been named to the 2020 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students list for helping to close the opportunity gap for low-income Latino students in Los Angeles County and helping them flourish despite the obstacles. The Innovate Public Schools list, developed in partnership with USC, features 278 schools that are beating the statewide average for low-income Latino or African American students in one or more factors, including math and reading scores and college eligibility rates, while maintaining low suspension rates.

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  • A Top El Monte Union Senior Receives Full-tuition Gates Scholarship

    Mountain View High School senior Cindy Lee, this year’s top valedictorian for the Class of 2020, has been named a 2020 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholar, one of only 300 students across the nation to receive the full-tuition scholarship. Lee will attend her dream university, UC Irvine, where she will major in data science and pursue a graduate degree.

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  • El Monte Promise Foundation Launches Fundraiser to Honor Class of 2020

    The El Monte Promise Foundation in collaboration with El Monte Union High School District has launched a donation campaign to raise $10,000 for graduation banners and signs recognizing El Monte Union’s Class of 2020. EMPF and EMUHSD are working in partnership with local cities – including Rosemead, El Monte and South El Monte – to support the display of banners throughout our communities that will recognize approximately 1,800 individual graduates from Mountain View, Arroyo, Rosemead, El Monte, South El Monte, and Fernando R. Ledesma high schools.

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Rosemead High School to Offer Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma Program

Rosemead High School is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to offer the AP Capstone Diploma program, a sequence of two year-long courses that will enable students to hone skills critical to academic and professional success – research, collaboration, writing, evidence-based arguments and communication. Created and endorsed by more than 250 top U.S. universities – including Harvard, Yale, UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Colorado State, Stanford and Duke¬ – the College Board program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research.

El Monte Union Softball Player Signs with Pomona Pitzer College

Surrounded by close family, friends, teachers and Viking supporters, Mountain View High School senior Erika “Kika” Rivera on Feb. 4 signed her letter of intent to play softball at Pomona Pitzer College, an NCAA Division III university, where she has earned an academic scholarship. Rivera – who has enjoyed a decorated career as a varsity scholar athlete in softball and soccer – is a member of the Associated Student Body (ASB) and is among the top 10 of her graduating class, earning a cumulative 3.91 GPA.

El Monte Unified High School School to Launch AP Capstone Program

Rosemead High School is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to implement the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma program, which will allow students to develop skills critical to college success, such as research, collaboration and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Rosemead will launch the AP Seminar course in fall 2020 and AP Research in fall 2021.

El Monte Union to Host Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 12

El Monte Union will host its inaugural 2020 Lunar New Year Celebration from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte. The festive event, celebrating the Year of the Rat, will feature entertainment, crafts and refreshments. Space is limited to 300 guests.

El Monte Union Awarded $9.8 Million to Promote Zero-emission Vehicles, Programs

El Monte Union High School District is one of three school districts across the state to be awarded a combined $24 million to promote zero-emission transportation options for students, parents and staff as part of a two-year Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project program. The California Air Resources Board awarded El Monte Union $9.8 million to kick off the pilot program, along with San Diego Unified ($9.75 million) and Stockton Unified ($4.8 million). The District will buy zero-emission school buses, electric maintenance vehicles and battery energy storage. All EMUHSD schools fall within the top 25% of communities impacted by pollution.

El Monte High to Celebrate Historic CIF State Championship Victory with Parade

El Monte Union and the City of El Monte are inviting the community to celebrate El Monte High School’s historic CIF State Division 5-AA Football Championship victory with a parade and rally honoring the team. This is El Monte High’s second CIF championship since 1930 when it won its first state title. El Monte High School’s football traveled over 700 miles to take on Crescent City’s Del Norte High School on Dec. 14, delivering a resounding 32-7 win to finish their season 16-0. El Monte High’s amazing season includes winning the 2019 Mission Valley League Football, CIF-SS Division 12 and CIF State Regional championships.

El Monte High Football Team to Compete for State CIF Championship Title

Over 60 football players and coaches from El Monte High Schools are making their way to Crescent City in Northern California to compete against Del Norte High School for the CIF State Division 5A Championship title at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. This would be the team's first championship since 1930 if they clinch the title. This season, the team was named 2019 Mission Valley League Football Champions, CIF-SS Division 12 Champions and CIF State Regional Champions.

El Monte Union Breaks Ground on First Major Measure HS Bond Project

El Monte Union will celebrate the groundbreaking for a 15,000-square-foot Multipurpose Building & Gymnasium at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Fernando R. Ledesma High School, 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte. The $13 million facility will feature a performance space with grandstand seating, basketball court, fitness areas, outdoor classrooms, an outdoor weightlifting area, snack bar, concession and lobby areas, restrooms, classrooms and a learning garden to promote healthy eating. The facility will serve as a gathering place for athletic events, performances and neighborhood functions. This is the first major project to be funded by Measure HS, a $190 million facilities bond approved by voters in November 2018.

South El Monte High Teacher Honored with Esperanza Award at Tamalada Fundraiser

Tam Ly Wong, a 25-year teacher at South El Monte High School who has helped shape the future of El Monte Union’s career pathways and those of her students, was honored with the Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award during the 16th annual Tamalada fundraiser on Dec. 12. The award – named for Roberto “Bobby” Salcedo, a respected El Monte Union educator who died in 2009 – is given to outstanding educators who exemplify Salcedo’s tireless commitment to education.

El Monte Union to Celebrate $13 Million Multipurpose Building/Gymnasium with Groundbreaking

El Monte Union will celebrate the groundbreaking for a 15,000-square-foot Multipurpose Building & Gymnasium at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Fernando R. Ledesma High School, 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte. The $10 million facility will feature a performance space with grandstand seating, basketball court, fitness areas, outdoor classrooms, an outdoor weightlifting area, snack bar, concession and lobby areas, restrooms, classrooms and a learning garden to promote healthy eating. The facility will serve as a gathering place for athletic events, performances and neighborhood functions. This is the first major project to be funded by Measure HS, a $190 million facilities bond approved by voters in November 2018.