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Montebello Gardens Elementary School

Montebello Gardens Elementary School

Montebello Unified School District

Pico Rivera, CA
Grades TK-5
Principal: Jose Avila

ENROLLMENT: 275

Latino/Hispanic
97%
Pacific Islander
1%
White
1%
Students Meeting Low-income Criteria
81%
Students With Disabilities
16%
English Language Learners
21%

Montebello Gardens Elementary promotes having BEAR P.R.I.D.E., which stands for being Prepared, Respectful, In Control, Determined, and Exhibiting Safety. This model program uses a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), defined as a data-driven, problem-solving framework to improve outcomes for all students. Montebello instills a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to think critically, problem-solve, and engage deeply with the material they are learning. The practice of student-accountable talk and academic vocabulary is exemplary at Montebello.

Teacher collaboration is well-defined and focused, with teachers serving as true instructional leaders. To ensure that all students have access to a rigorous curriculum, Montebello Gardens Elementary employs several strategies:

  • Differentiated Instruction: Teachers differentiate instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of students. 
  • Support for Struggling Learners/English Learners: Additional support and interventions are offered for students needing extra help to access and succeed in rigorous coursework. 
  • Professional Development for Teachers: Ongoing professional development is provided to educators to enhance their ability to design and deliver challenging and engaging instruction.
  • Engaging Curriculum: The curriculum is relevant, engaging, and aligned with academic standards, offering opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and real-world application.
Montebello Gardens Elementary School

AWARDS

2020 California Distinguished School

2018 PBIS Silver Award

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