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.
|Avondale||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Bancroft||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Casa de Oro||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Highlands||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Kempton||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|La Mesa Dale||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|La Presa Elementary||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Loma||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Rancho||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Sweetwater Springs||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Trust Blended Learning||English|
|La Mesa Arts Academy||English||English||English|
|STEAM Academy @ La Presa||English | Spanish||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Parkway Academy||English||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Spring Valley Academy||English||English | Spanish||English | Spanish|
|Quest Academy||English | Spanish||English||English | Spanish|
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.
|Avondale||English | Spanish|
|Bancroft||English | Spanish|
|Casa de Oro||English | Spanish|
|Highlands||English | Spanish|
|Kempton||English | Spanish|
|La Mesa Dale||English | Spanish|
|La Presa Elementary||English | Spanish|
|Loma||English | Spanish|
|Rancho||English | Spanish|
|Sweetwater Springs||English | Spanish|
|Academies & Middle Schools||2020-2021|
|La Mesa Arts Academy||English|
|STEAM Academy @ La Presa||English | Spanish|
|Spring Valley Academy||English | Spanish|
|Quest Academy|| English | Spanish |
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.
2020 Stakeholder Questions at DELAC and DAC Meetings
The draft LCAP/Annual Update was presented at the DELAC and DAC meetings in March 2020.
View the questions addressed by the Superintendent:
2019 LCAP Draft Comments from the Public Hearing
The 2019-20 LCAP draft was presented at the Board meeting on June 4, 2019.
There were no public comments.
We encourage the community to review and submit questions or feedback on the 2021-22 draft LCAP (available May 2021).
Parent/Family Survey 2019-20
La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools values parent perspectives, and we are committed to engaging parents in the development of goals and activities related to the eight priorities of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Our Parent/Family Survey for the 2019-20 school year is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!
OVERVIEW OF PARENT/FAMILY SURVEY 2019-20
- Parent surveys were widely distributed (online access and paper copies) in January 2020.
- Surveys were available in both English and Spanish.
- 3,185 (199 in Spanish) surveys were received. 67% of the surveys were paper copies. 33% of the surveys were completed online.
- The survey included open-ended questions to make sure that an area was not missed.
KEY FINDINGS-DISTRICT LEVEL OF PARENT/FAMILY SURVEY 2019-20
Overall parent satisfaction remained relatively unchanged in almost every category as compared to the previous year. There was a significant increase in the satisfaction of parents stating that they found the parent education trainings offered at school useful. Based on comments provided, school safety is an area of concern for some families. While the physical layout of some school campuses are areas that families would like improved, some families shared desires to increase social-emotional supports to students, which they believe will increase the overall sense of safety and well-being of students and reduce the number of instances of bullying on campuses. Below are the survey results for the entire District.
Respondents expressed interest in the following parent education topics:
- Social and emotional needs of children (26%)
- Ways to get involved and support their child’s education (23%)
- Homework help strategies (22%)
- Math development strategies and the math curriculum (21%)
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.
Title I – Parent Family Engagement Policy
Title I Resources
- California Department of Education – Title I www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/
- US Department of Education – Title I www.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/index.html
**The 2018-19 Physical Fitness Testing data has not been published by CDE. The SARCs have been board approved and posted without the data to meet the 2/1/20 publishing deadline. Updated SARCs will be posted as soon as the data is published.