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Our Mission

Gidley’s mission is to empower student leaders through Academics, Respect, Teamwork, and Service to others (ARTS).

News & Announcements

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.

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Our Vision

Gidley School, as a professional learning community, prepares students for academic, social, and personal success by providing a safe, supportive, standards-aligned and challenging learning environment that ensures learning at high levels for all our students. Gidley staff partner with families and community partners to bridge resources to further strengthen learning and growth for students and families.

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