School Details

South El Monte High School

1001 Durfee Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
(626) 442-0218
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1664 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • El Monte Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • This school in 2013
  • El Monte Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • El Monte Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South El Monte High School is a public high school in South El Monte. The principal of South El Monte High School is Eddie Zuniga, who can be contacted at ezuniga@emuhsd.k12.ca.us. 1,664 children attend South El Monte High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 29% of the South El Monte High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 89% of the 1,664 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at South El Monte High School is 19:1. El Monte High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 77%
Asian 4% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.09%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 9997%
Filipino 0.06% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 81%
Limited English proficiency 29% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Ghetto students Sports teams do not know how to play a civilized clean game. Gang mentality. Would not recommend to anyone

  • (4 years ago)

    I am an alumni and i definitely learned a whole lot through out my high school year. The teachers were very helpful(Specially my English teachers) and the school was always full of energy.

  • (6 years ago)

    The autmosphere is friendly and the teachers are helpful. The Career Path Center takes the time and effort in helping a student apply for college its comforting to know that someone is taking interest in your future. At SEMHS its easy to get involved in after school activities. So far SEMHS has left me with life long friends and the extra boost needed to prepare me for college.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am Currently a senior at SEMHS and I must say its an great school. Their are not really any 'clicks' the teachers and their curriculum is excellent. I left SEMHS for one semester and between that school i attended 2 other schools but I couldn't help but to come back to south. The enviorment is irreplaceable. ]

  • (8 years ago)

    Going to south el monte was my sons choice. He loves it. He likes all the teachers except one but they let him switch teachers and made everything better. He went to El Monte High for his freshmen year and hated it. He was terrible grades but not he's getting A's and B's. He loves the other students because they're more into the stuff he is and more mature. He says there's almost no fights and when there is it's between girls. He also by suprise likes the food to. So yes I highly recommend this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attended this school for one year and got more education there than I got at El Monte for three. It s a great school with excellent teachers.

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