Arroyo High School (El Monte, California)

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Arroyo High School
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4921 North Cedar Avenue
El Monte, California
United States
Coordinates 34°5′38″N 118°1′14″W / 34.09389°N 118.02056°W / 34.09389; -118.02056Coordinates: 34°5′38″N 118°1′14″W / 34.09389°N 118.02056°W / 34.09389; -118.02056
Type Public
Motto Pursuing Excellence
Established 1955
School district El Monte Union High School District
Principal Angelita Gonzales
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,301 (2014-15)[1]
Color(s) Columbia Blue Black and White               
Nickname Knights
Newspaper Knight's Banner
Yearbook Shield
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Arroyo High School, located in El Monte, California, United States, is a school 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.[2]


In 1987, Arroyo won the California State Division I Boys Cross-Country championship.[3]

The school colors are Columbia Blue, Black, and White.


Available AP courses include:[citation needed]

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • United States History
  • United States Government and Politics
  • World History
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Arroyo High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "About Us". Arroyo High School. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
  3. ^ Howard-Cooper, Scott (1987-11-29). "State Prep Cross- country Championships: Arroyo Boys Are Cut Above the Rest". LA Times. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Steven Parent". Retrieved 2013-04-19.

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