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A Strong Foundation

A highly educated workforce starts with solid childhood education. The San Gabriel Valley offers many local K-12 school districts that rank among the top in Los Angeles County.

Our schools boast many excellent programs for Workforce Development. For example, the K12 Foothill Consortium trains students for soft skills, offers mock interviews, and sets up pipelines for local trade and STEM programs.

Career Technical Education (CTE) is another hallmark of local schools, preparing students for rewarding careers even before they graduate high school. A small sample of our local programs includes:

  • Azusa High School: engineering, automotive, and business technology
  • Charter Oak High School: biotech, engineering, and business technology
  • Duarte High School: culinary academy,  entrepreneurship training
  • Monrovia High School: digital media, computer sciences, and automotive

To launch students towards their careers more efficiently, community college City College integrates students into its early college programs so they can be earning undergraduate units even before finishing their senior year of high school.

K-12 Excellence

The SGV isn’t just a hub for higher education. Out of the top 25 school districts in Los Angeles County, 45% are located in the SGV!

Leading K-12 School Districts in Los Angeles County:

  • #1 San Marino USD
  • #2 Arcadia USD
  • #4 La Canada USD
  • #5 South Pasadena USD
  • #7 Temple City USD
  • #8 Walnut Valley USD
  • #15 Bonita USD
  • #20 Glendora USD
  • #21 Claremont USD
  • #22 Alhambra USD
  • #25 San Gabriel USD


San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

248 E Foothill Blvd, Suite 100, Monrovia CA 91016

Phone: (626) 856-3400    Fax: (626) 856-5115


Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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