Alhambra is a city located in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California. United States, approximately eight miles from the Downtown Los Angeles civic center. It was incorporated on July 11, 1903. As of the 2010 census, the population was 83,089. The city’s Zip Codes are 91801 and 91803 (plus 91802 for P.O. boxes).
Alhambra is bordered by South Pasadena on the northwest, San Marino on the north, San Gabriel on the east, Monterey Park on the south, and the Los Angeles districts of Monterey Hills and El Sereno on the west. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (20 km2), over 99% of which is land.
Public schools in Alhambra, Monterey Park, and portions of Rosemead and San Gabriel are provided by the Alhambra Unified School District, whose mission is “To ensure the educational success of all students by having a comprehensive educational program where students can learn and become productive members of a diverse society.” The elementary and middle schools (K–8) located in the city of Alhambra are Emmaus Lutheran Elementary, Martha Baldwin Elementary, Fremont Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Granada Elementary, Marguerita Elementary, Park Elementary, William Northrup Elementary, Ramona Elementary, and Emery Park Elementary.
The city is served by three Alhambra Unified School District public high schools: Alhambra High School, founded in 1898; Mark Keppel High School; and San Gabriel High School (which, despite its name, is located within Alhambra). Alhambra Unified School District also includes Garfield Community Adult School.
Historic Ramona Convent Secondary School is a Catholic all-girls college preparatory school for grades 7–12 in Alhambra. The first school in Alhambra, the first building was dedicated at Ramona Acres on January 29, 1890, on the hillside property that was later called Shorb, after the prominent family that donated the property.
Other sectarian schools in the city include St. Therese (Catholic, grades K–8), St. Thomas More Elementary (Catholic, K–8), All Souls Parish (Catholic, K–8), and Emmaus Lutheran (Lutheran, PK–8). Nonsectarian private schools include Oneanta Montessori School (grades PK–6), Sherman School (10–12), and Leeway School (3–12).