School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)
State law requires all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.
What information does the SARC contain?
The SARC provides background information about the school and its students. It usually summarizes the school’s mission, goals, and accomplishments. State law requires that the SARC contain information about demographics; school safety; academic data; class sizes; teacher and staff information; curriculum and instruction; and fiscal data.
A school’s SARC can be found on the link below. A printed version is available upon request.
School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a document that represents a school’s cycle of continuous improvement of student performance. The annual process of developing, reviewing, and updating the SPSA includes a comprehensive analysis of data of the most recent state and district benchmark data with input collected at staff meetings, grade-level team meetings, School Site Council (SSC) meetings, PTA meetings, and English Learner Advisory Council meetings. School goals, and the actions necessary to achieve them, are then developed. The plan also addresses funding and proposed expenditures related to federal categorical programs. All SPSAs are tightly aligned with the goals and actions of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which will magnify our efforts to attain greater student achievement, positive school cultures and climates, and involved parents and community members. Each year, the SSC and the local governing board approve the SPSA.
Academies & Middle Schools
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a planning tool for our district. The LCAP describes the district’s overall vision for our students. It establishes annual goals for all students, describes what actions will be taken to achieve those goals, and details how funds will be spent to increase or improve services. The plan also assesses each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.
Stakeholder input is a vital part in the process of revising the LCAP each year. Input is continually gathered at a variety of parent and stakeholder groups, including the District Advisory Council (DAC), District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC), District Staff Council (DSC), Classified Staff Council (CSC), and School Site Council (SSC) meetings during the year. Annual parent, student, and staff survey results also provide valuable information used to refine our plan.
Parent/Family Survey May 2021
La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools values parent perspectives, and we are committed to engaging parents in the development of goals and activities in each school’s School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and of those that are in our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Our Parent/Family Survey for the 2020-21 school year is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged, at-risk children. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities to meet the needs of disadvantaged children identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards.