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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.


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Cortada 2nd Graders Figure Out Life’s Essential Questions - photo from Cortada's Figure It Out Friday event

Cortada 2nd Graders Figure Out Life’s Essential Questions

Curiosity ignited the classroom when the second-grade students at Cortada, 'Figure it out Friday' immersed the students in subjects that piqued their interest. This was not just another assignment; it was an opportunity for each student to delve into, investigate, and share their knowledge on topics that truly fascinated them. Click headline to read more!
El Monte City School District 2024-2025 Calendar. Click headline for more options.

The 2024-2025 District Calendar is HERE

We are excited to announce our 2024-2025 District Calendar. The first day of school is Thursday, August 15, 2024. We are also introducing six (6) Enrichment Fridays! Learn more about these days and access your copy of the calendar by clicking the headline.
EMCSD students at US Capitol

Unforgettable Experiences in Washington DC

This Spring, over 600 eighth graders from El Monte City School District descended on our nation's capitol for their end-of-the-year study trip. All students were able to attend at no-cost travel expenses for them or their families.
Family Art Night

Families celebrate the soul of EMCSD with art

In a colorful exhibition of creativity and community spirit, El Monte City School District (EMCSD) recently held its much-anticipated first annual "Family Art Night." The theme of art night, Harmony in Diversity, Celebrating the Soul of El Monte City School District, aimed to celebrate the district's identity via art. Click headline to read full story!

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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