• La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools

    District Office
    4750 Date Ave
    La Mesa, CA 91942
    (619) 668-5700

    District Office Hours
    8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

    About Us

    La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools (LMSVS) is a high-performing school district located just east of San Diego. The District is committed to high student performance embedded in a culture of quality and continuous improvement. We embrace diversity. Collaboration is valued among all stakeholder groups and the interest-based process is used as the core for problem-solving. The District covers 26 square miles and serves 12,300 pupils (not including preschool) with 16 elementary schools (grades K-6), one middle school (grades 7-8), one "dual immersion" literacy academy (grades K-3), and three specialty academies (grades 4-8). The District employs just over 2,000 people with an annual general fund budget of approximately $125 million.

    Our Purpose

    To inspire learning and respect. 

    Our Vision

    La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is a community of life-long learners who engage in continuous improvement and contribute positively to a global society, within a safe learning environment. 

    Our Principles

    In order to achieve work purposefully and realize our vision we must:

    • Make decisions based upon the best interest of all children
    • Honor individuality and diversity
    • Act with integrity
    • Partner with the community
    • Strive for excellence
    • Establish, measure & hold ourselves accountable to appropriate goals
    • Communicate effectively
    • Develop well-rounded learners
    • Explore a sense of possibility
    • Use resources wisely

    District Facts

    Communities Served
    The communities we serve include the City of La Mesa, a portion of the City of El Cajon, and the unincorporated communities of Mt. Helix, Casa de Oro, and Spring Valley, all within San Diego County.


    Elementary Schools 16
    Middle Schools 1
    Grades 4-8 Academies 3
    Grades K-3 Academies 1
    Home School Program 1
    Community Day School 1


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    City of La Mesa
    SD County