Monte Vista Elementary School

A National Blue Ribbon School

Message from Principal

  • Congratulations to the Monte Vista Elementary School community for being named a 2016 California Gold Ribbon School!  This is a testament to the dedication, committment and culture of high expectations and academic excellence!


  • Fire Up Your Feet Friday, May 27 - It's the last Friday of 2015-16!  Let's see how many students walk to school! Join parents, teachers, staff and your friends on a "walking school bus" - Principal Risse will be at Two Strike Park, ready to leave at 7:55!
    Spirit Assembly, Friday, May 27 - Join the Monte Vista staff at our last Spirit Assembly of the year.  The assembly will take place on the lower field 
    Gold Ribbon BBQ Lunch, Tuesday, May 31 - The Monte Vista Administration would like to show its appreciation for our school community by hosting a BBQ lunch for teachers, staff and students to celebrate our 2016 California Gold Ribbon Award recognition. The lunch will be free thanks to School Site and Monte Vista PTA donations.  Bring your appetite!
    Sixth Grade Promotion, Tuesday, May 31 - Congratulations to our 6th graders who will be promoting to 7th grade.  The promotion ceremony begins at 6:30.  We will miss you, students!
    MINIMUM DAY, Wednesday, June 1 - Please arrange for your child to be picked up for early dismissal.  This is the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.  Kindergarten: 11:55; 1st-6th - 12:15.




    Gold Ribbon School

    Gold Ribbon School

    Congratulations to the entire Monte Vista Elementary School Community for receiving the Gold Ribbon Award 2016!  We received notification from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson that our application and validation visit are complete and Monte Vista is officially a California Gold Ribbon School.  This is a testament to our teachers, staff, students and parents.  Great job!

    "These schools shine as bright beacons for others,
    putting forth an exemplary effort
    to ensure that every student is ready
    for 21st century college and careers," Torlakson said.
    "California teachers are developing an education model for the nation,
    training the students of today to be the problem-solvers,
    inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow." 




    Welcome to Monte Vista Elementary 

    Monte Vista is a vibrant school community with dedicated teachers, staff and parents.  We pride ourselves on being a community school with a variety of programs to meet the needs of all of our students.  The arts is a strong area of focus and is supported by both GUSD and our site PTA.  Meet the Masters, Primary Chorus, Upper Grade Orchestra, 3rd Grade Recorders, Musical Theatre and a robust ceramics program are just a few examples of how visual and performing arts are integrated into the school program. Monte Vista is home to a Korean FLAG program (Foreign Language Academies of Glendale) in grades K-5. Technology continues to be a strong area of focus with six Chromebook Carts, Robotics Program, an up-to-date lab and SmartBoards in every classroom. Our PE program provides specialized instruction in physical education, team building for all students from kindergarten through 6th grade  Finally, academics is supported through the Common Core State Standards, newly updated library, supplemental instructional materials and opportunities for enrichment. We hold high expectations for our students in academics, citizenship and creativity.  Monte Vista is an incredible community that prepares our students for their next steps at Rosemont, Crescenta Valley High School and beyond.

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    2620 Orange Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214  
    (818) 248-2617, Fax (818) 248-5263
    Glendale Unified School District  (818) 241-3111 



    ​STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Mr. Travis Collier. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (818) 241-3111. The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Maria Gandera, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Dr. Amy Lambert, (818) 241-3111.

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    Please turn in proof of the TDap (Pertussis) vaccine for your student to the Front Office. This is a requirement for entry into 7th grade.  If your student has not yet been given this vaccine, please make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. 

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