Principals Message

Welcome to Kranz Intermediate School, home of the Cougars! Kranz has been
offering a high-quality education to families of El Monte and South El Monte for over
fifty years. We are committed to providing an education that prepares our students
for the 21 st century. Our students are provided with curriculum, instruction, and
experiences that allow them to develop their critical thinking and articulation skills
as well as their modern technological skills. Through our implementation of our
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) framework Kranz students are
supported in being excellent citizens both on and off campus. Kranz also offers an
outstanding school wide AVID program that provides instructional and
organizational support for students. The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and Sea
Perch STEM program provides opportunities for interested students to be a part of
teams that compete in middle school competitions in drone flying, robotics, and
computer science. We also offer an outstanding marching band program, after
school athletics, and extensive opportunities for academic support. On behalf of the
Kranz staff, I invite you to contact our friendly and knowledgeable office staff to
arrange for a tour of our campus.

Parent Conference Request

If you would like to check on how your child is doing in school, please call (626) 652-4200 to schedule a parent conference with your child's teachers. Teachers are available both during the day and after school. You may want to schedule a conference for the following reasons:

  • Ask about your child's test scores (SBAC, CELDT, Benchmarks, etc.)
  • Discuss a grade with the teacher
  • Ask about your child's behavior.
  • Tell us about an issue your child is having that may be affecting him/her at school.
  • To learn about the people your child spends their day with.

8th Grade Promotion Requirements

  • 1.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) and at least a 2.00 GPA in the last trimester
  • 27 Cumulative Citizenship Points
    • Outstanding = 4 points
    • Good = 3 points
    • Satisfactory = 2 points
    • Needs Improvement = 1 point
    • Unsatisfactory = 0 points
  • No money owed for textbooks, library books, fundraisers, or other items.
  • All detention must be served.
  • Be present at least 85% of the school year for continuously enrolled students or no more than 36 days absent.
  • No major discipline – Principal will review discipline records.

"The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." - Robert Maynard Hutchins


  • Early Learning Preschool Programs
  • Magnolia Learning Center