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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.


Recent News

Cover photo for the September 7, 2023 Parent Resources Newsletter

Parent Resources Newsletter: September 7, 2023

Click headline to access our latest Parent Resources Newsletter that features information on girl scouts, El Monte Children's Parade, and EMCSD's decision to join the nationwide lawsuit against social media companies.
Enrollment Flyer

Enroll your NEW Student for the 2023-2024 School Year

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER IN-PERSON, you can visit your school or call their office beginning Wednesday, August 9, 2023 when school offices reopen.

You can also enroll online! Click on the headline for more information.
Now hiring jobs available

Join our team - EMCSD Job Openings

Are you or someone you know looking to pursue a career in education? Do you want to be more involved in your student's district? As we prepare for the start of the 2023-2024 school year, there are many job openings available at EMCSD! We have listed a few below. You can also see more on the graphics above.

Child Development Instructor I/II
Custodial Substitute
Instructional Support Specialist IV
Nutrition Service Assistant
And so much more!
EMCSD students practice CPR

Students Take Podcasting, First-Aid, and Music at Rio Hondo College

El Monte City School District students spent last week in Rio Hondo College’s CTE (Career Tactical Education) Program. The program offers 7th and 8th grade students hands-on learning opportunities with cutting-edge technology that explores first aid, CPR, health science, and podcasting. Click headline to read more!
Free Summer Meals for All Students

FREE Summer Meals for ALL KIDS!

Starting June 12, EL Monte City School District will offer FREE Breakfast & Lunch to any child under the age of 18. You don't have to live in the city of El Monte or attend a EMCSD school to get a meal free of charge, you just need to stop by the school cafeteria at these locations!

8:00am - 8:45am Breakfast
11:00am - 11:45am Lunch

Available at Columbia, Durfee, Potrero, Shirpser, Rio Hondo, Rio Vista, and Wright School.

*We will be closed on June 19 and July 4

Child must be present. More information at www.emcsd.org
Flyer adverising our TK & Kinder Readiness Academy - click headline for more details

Register for TK & Kinder Readiness Academy

Do you have an incoming TK or Kinder student who will be starting school next Fall? Then be sure to register for our TK & Kinder Readiness Academy so they're ready to start 2023-2024 school year. Click headline to sign up today!

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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