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Montara Avenue Elementary
10018 Montara Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280



Mrs. Juana Cortez


Office Hours
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday


School Hours
Regular Day
8:00 a.m.-2:23 p.m.
Banked Time Tuesdays
8:00 a.m.-1:24 p.m.


(323) 567-1451


(323) 249-7394




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Montara News December 10, 2018

Celebrating Latino Heritage Month

Latino Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States from September 15 until October 15. In honor of Latino Heritage Month, Mrs. Maravilla’s Kindergarten students present, “La raspa,” a traditional Mexican dance.


El Mes de la Herencia Latina se celebra en los Estados Unidos desde el 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. En honor al Mes de la Herencia Latina, la clase de la Sra. Maravilla presenta “La raspa,” un baile tradicional mexicano.

Student Council Elections 2018-2019

Montara News June 4, 2018

Check out what's happening in Kinder!

Dash Robot Challenges in the Computer Lab

South Gate's Mayor Belén Bernal visits for an interview with Montara's News Team

Coding Club Field Trip to Google!!

Dual Language Showcase

On November 3, 2017, Montara Ave. Elementary Spanish Dual Language Program and Pasión De Mi Tierra Dance Company presented: The Day of the Dead. Excellent job Spanish Dual Language students! We are now enrolling in our program. 


El 3 de noviembre, del 2017, El Programa en dos idiomas de la escuela Montara y Pasión De Mi Tierra Dance Company presentaron: Día de los muertos. !Trabajo excelente estudiantes del Programa en dos idiomas! Estamos matriculando ahora en nuestro programa.


Montara students are learning how to code Ozobot to follow lines as well as use the Ozoblockly editor to write their own code to make Ozobot follow their designs.  Many more exciting coding opportunities to come!

5th Grade Celebrates Chinese New Year

Montara Family Picnic

The Hour of Code 2017

As part of Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10th, students from Kindergarten to 6th grade participated in the Hour of Code, a global event designed to inspire students all over the world to try their hand at computer coding.  Students learned to animate their names, make music, and create unique Google logos.

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Montara Teachers United in Red

Montara Teachers United in Red

Remembering our beloved Ms. Gedney

Ms. Gedney's family, students, colleagues, Montara parents and other members of the school community gathered on the morning of June 7, 2017 for a touching memorial and tribute to one of our school's finest teachers.  Ramona Gedney touched so many hearts and so many lives in her time here at Montara.  She was tremendously respected for her passion and dedication to her students as well as to the education profession.  She will be greatly missed here on campus, but she will live on in our hearts and in our community.


Winter Holiday Program

Thursday, December 13th


Winter Break

December 17th - January 4th


Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Monday, January 21st

Montara's School-wide Postive Behavior Expectations:

Montara students are Safe, Respectful, and Responsible!