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Established in 1955 and located in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley, Arroyo High School is located in the city of El Monte, California, school pic1.jpgapproximately 12 miles northeast of the Los Angeles Civic center.  The high school is one of five comprehensive high schools in the El Monte Union High School District. 


The attendance area served by Arroyo High School consists of four different communities:  El Monte, Temple City, Arcadia, and an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.  The attendance area of the 40-acre high school is approximately four square miles and is bounded on the north by Live Oak Avenue, on the west by El Monte Avenue and Arden Drive, and on the south by the railroad tracks at Ramona Boulevard.  The eastern boundary is formed by going north on Peck Road from Ramona to Lambert Street and east on Lambert to the San Gabriel River.


Arroyo High School opened its doors in 1955 and its first graduating class was the class of 1958. The school is now in its 53rd year of operation. Since then, more than 20,000 students have received their high school diplomas from Arroyo. Gradutates of Arroyo can be found in various professions, ranging from being teachers (here at Arroyo) to college presidents to academy award winners, as well as a recent Pulitzer Prize winner. The school is truly a comprehensive high school with a curriculum that meets the wide range of needs found within our attendance area. Arroyo High School provides college preparatory, vocational, and general education programs for all its students.


school pic2.jpgArroyo High School has a reputation for having a very safe campus. Five campus supervisors (all part time employees) and one School Resource Officer (SRO) assist administrators, counselors, and staff in maintaining a school environment that is safe and secure for all students.

Arroyo High School has made great strides in updating existing instructional equipment and providing new technological equipment over the last several years.  Full implementation of our Digital High School Grant (in which every classroom is interconnected as well as connected to the Internet), has been completed. State of the art wiring and cabling have been provided by the grant, as well as instructional delivery hardware (digital projectors) and software (Ex. PowerPoint).  Improved API scores over the last several years are a result of an upgrade in a number of existing technologies. 

Arroyo High School is truly a great place to go to school. Students, parents, teachers, staff, administration, and the community work together to provide all students with the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive educational experience based on each student's individual abilities and personal goals to prepare them for a successful future. Arroyo High School continues to look for new ways to reach parents and make them a part of the school community.  Stronger parent and community participation on campus is an ongoing goal for Arroyo High School.

The Arroyo High School motto is "Pursuing Excellence"


Vision Statement

Arroyo High School inspires a passion for lifelong learning in all students. Our students grow as individuals and become responsible and productive citizens. 


Mission Statement

Arroyo High School provides its students a high-quality, comprehensive, and meaningful education in a safe, positive, healthy environment. Students are equipped to be college and career-ready, to collaborate in diverse groups, and to be productive members of the global community. 


Arroyo High School

Blue Pride: 61 Years Strong!

For more information about school and community descriptions, read Arroyo High School's School Accountability Report Card.