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 open.  This on-line survey will help us gather information about instructional programs, school climate, and home/school communication.   If you prefer, you may complete the paper survey that your child will bring home.  Please complete the survey by January 24, 2020.  

The survey link for the Parent Survey in English is: https://tinyurl.com/lmsvsurvey19-20
The survey link for the Parent Survey in Spanish is: https://tinyurl.com/lmsvsurveyspanish19-20

Accountability

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.

Elementary Schools2017-20182018-20192019-2020
AvondaleEnglish | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
BancroftEnglish | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Casa de Oro English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Fletcher Hills EnglishEnglishEnglish
Highlands English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Kempton English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
La Mesa Dale English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
La Presa Elementary English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Lemon Avenue EnglishEnglish English
Loma English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Maryland Avenue EnglishEnglish English
Murdock English English English
Murray Manor EnglishEnglish English
Northmont EnglishEnglish English
Rancho English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Rolando EnglishEnglish English
Sweetwater Springs English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Trust Blended Learning English

Middle Schools2017-20182018-20192019-2020
La Mesa Arts Academy EnglishEnglish English
STEAM Academy @ La Presa English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Parkway Academy EnglishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Spring Valley Academy EnglishEnglish | Spanish English | Spanish
Quest Academy English | SpanishEnglish English

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. 

Elementary Schools2019-2020
Avondale English | Spanish
Bancroft English | Spanish
Casa de Oro English | Spanish
Fletcher Hills English
Highlands English | Spanish
Kempton English | Spanish
La Mesa Dale English | Spanish
La Presa Elementary English | Spanish
Lemon Avenue English
Loma English | Spanish
Maryland Avenue English
Murdock English
Murray Manor English
Northmont English 
Rancho English | Spanish
Rolando English
Sweetwater Springs English | Spanish

Academies & Middle Schools2019-2020
La Mesa Arts Academy English
STEAM Academy @ La Presa English | Spanish
Parkway English
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. 

2019 LCAP Draft Comments from DELAC and DAC Meetings
The 2019 LCAP draft was presented at the DELAC and DAC meetings on March 12, 2019. 
View the comments 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 2020-21 draft LCAP (available May, 2020).

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 open.  This on-line survey will help us gather information about instructional programs, school climate, and home/school communication.   If you prefer, you may complete the paper survey that your child will bring home.  Please complete the survey by January 24, 2020.

Parent Survey in English

Parent Survey in Spanish

We had an overwhelming response to our 2018-19 Parent/Family Survey. In fact, we increased our return rate by 200%! 

OVERVIEW OF PARENT/FAMILY SURVEY 2018-19

  • Parent surveys were widely distributed (online access and paper copies) in January, 2019.
  • Surveys were available in both English and Spanish.
  • 3,652 surveys (288 in Spanish) were received.
  • The survey included open-ended questions to make sure that an area was not missed.

KEY FINDINGS-DISTRICT LEVEL OF PARENT/FAMILY SURVEY 2018-19

Overall parent satisfaction increased in every category as compared to the previous year.  There was a significant increase in the satisfaction of parents regarding decisions related to their child’s education. There were also substantial increases in satisfaction in the areas of parent engagement at school-sponsored meetings and events with a dramatic increase of parents stating that they found the trainings offered at school useful. Safety and bullying, areas needing improvement last year, significantly increased this year. The parent survey also showed a 5% increase in feeling welcome and respected in the classroom and school, which could be attributed to our customer service focus.

Respondents expressed interest in the following parent education topics:

  • Social and emotional needs of children (56%)
  • Ways to get involved and support their child’s education (51%)
  • Homework help strategies (49%)
  • Math development strategies and the math curriculum (47%)
  • Bullying prevention (45%)
  • Reading development strategies and the language arts curriculum (43%).

Title I

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

**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.

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