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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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Parent Resources Newsletter

Parent Resources Newsletter: November 17, 2023

Click headline to access our latest Parent Resources Newsletter that features information about Shirpser's Tar Pits experience, Cherrylee's First Harvest Festival, and Potrero's Nature Hike!
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EMCSD’s Popular Mariachi Academy Returns Bigger than Ever

El Monte City School District’s popular Mariachi Academy has returned in grand fashion. Students from all 14 schools can participate and learn the cultural significance of Mariachi and how to play various instruments. Click headline to read more!
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Durfee School Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

Durfee School celebrated Día De Los Muertos, inviting people from all over the community to come and celebrate with food, music, activities, and face painting. Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a two-day Mexican holiday that is dedicated to honor and celebrate our deceased loved ones. This is a joyous and vibrant occasion with music and gatherings to keep the memories of our departed alive. Click headline to read more!
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Talking to Your Child About Violence: Parent Resources

Click the headline to access resources that may be helpful to you and your family when discussing school, community-based, or world tragedies. Resources include hotlines and resources you can access locally and in LA County. Remember, if your student needs extra mental wellness support, please get in touch with your school office.
Parent Resource Newsletter

Parent Resources Newsletter: November 1, 2023

Click headline to access our latest Parent Resources Newsletter that features information on the Film & Media Production Education, Wellness Committee Meeting, and the November Menus.

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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