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A Proud History

EMUHS Flashrankers - Christmas Parade 1959.jpg El Monte Legion Stadium.jpg Song Leaders - from Art Nicolet.jpg unk date El Monte High.JPG 1EMUHS Band - Parade at Fairgrounds-Unknown Date.jpg 1MICHELE THE SONGLEADER.jpg The first El Monte Union High School built in the early 1900s. Library 1915 Part of the Frasher Foto Postcard Collection at the Pomona Public Library. This Foto Postcard is from 1924 and shows the front of the Administration Building of the old El Monte Union High School. The new El Monte Union High School opened for the 1939-1940 academic year on September 11, 1939. With the exception of the new Art Deco styled auditorium all other buildings had been completed. By December of 1939 the auditorium had been completed and the new El Monte Union High School was officially dedicated on December 6, 1939. Located on Valley Blvd the old campus was partially condemned after the Long Beach Earthquake of 1933. The last class to attend the old site was the class of 1939. The new El Monte Union High School on Tyler Blvd. offically opened to students on September 11, 1939. Front Administration Building of new El Monte Union High School (1939) The new El Monte U.H.S. was built with considerable funds from New Deal Programs like the WPA. The large mural in the cafeteria were painted by Buckley Mac-Gurrin, a local artist. Mac-Gurrin's work was financed by the WPA's Federal Art Project. Unfortunately, renovations during the early 1990s resulted in the destruction of the murals. Panoramic View of new El Monte Union High School (1941) El Monte Union High School Library, 1942

Founded in 1901, El Monte High School is one of the oldest high schools in the San Gabriel Valley, The school has grown significantly since its early days. In its initial year of operation, in a single, upstairs classroom in the old Lexington Avenue Grammar School, the high school boasted an enrollment of 12-15 students. By 1908, the high school had its own campus and a student body comprised of 65 students. Today, El Monte High School has a student enrollment of approximately 2000 students. Over 80% of our enrollment is comprised of students of Hispanic origin and over 17% comprised of students characterized as Asian/Pacific Islander.


Class Schedule


Period 0: 6:55AM - 7:49AM

Period 1:7:55 AM - 8:49AM
Period 2: 8:55 AM - 10:07AM
Period 3: 10:13 AM - 11:07 AM
Period 4: 11:13 AM - 12:07 PM
Period 5: 12:50 PM - 1:44 PM
Period 6: 1:50 PM - 2:44 PM

Late Start Schedule

Period 0: 6:55AM - 7:49AM

Period 1:9:20 AM - 10:00AM
Period 2: 10:06 AM - 11:03AM
Period 3: 11:09 AM - 11:49 AM
Period 4: 11:55 AM - 12:35 PM
Period 5: 1:18 PM - 1:58 PM
Period 6: 2:04 PM - 2:44 PM


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 Alma Mater

Hail Monte, hail
We pledge our loyalty,
We’ll never fail
To love and honor thee,
To our banner waving free
Loyal and true we’ll ever be
White and blue to victory
El Monte, Hail



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