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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 May 20, 2019

Montara at the Special Olympics

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Special Olympics held its Track and Field event at Huntington Park High School.  Our very own Montara Huskies, led by Coach Vigil, competed in the 25 meters race, 50 meters race, and the relay race.  With sheer grit and determination, many of our students earned top spots in their events.  Go Huskies!

Montara News March 25, 2019

Montara Coders Hard at Work

VAPA Art Showcase 2019 - Recycled Art

Kinder and 1st Grade Students Rocked their Ozobot Lessons!

Dash Robots in Action in the Computer Lab

Montara Magnet STEM Fest 2019

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.


SBAC Testing

April 29th - May 31st


Awards Assemblies

May 22nd -23rd


Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 27th


Reclassification Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29t


Last Day of Instruction

Friday, June 7th

Montara's School-wide Postive Behavior Expectations:

Montara students are Safe, Respectful, and Responsible!