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 Schools2018-20192019-20202020-2021
AvondaleEnglish | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
BancroftEnglish | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Casa de Oro English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Fletcher Hills EnglishEnglish English
Highlands English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Kempton English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
La Mesa Dale English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
La Presa Elementary English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Lemon Avenue English English English
Loma English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Maryland Avenue English English English
Murdock English English English
Murray Manor English English English
Northmont English English English
Rancho English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Rolando English English English
Sweetwater Springs English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Trust Blended Learning English English

Middle Schools2018-20192019-20202020-2021
La Mesa Arts Academy English English English
STEAM Academy @ La Presa English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Parkway Academy English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish
Spring Valley Academy English | Spanish English | SpanishEnglish | Spanish
Quest Academy English English | SpanishEnglish | 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. 

Elementary Schools2020-2021
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 Schools2020-2021
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. 

2021 Stakeholder Questions at DELAC and DAC Meetings
The draft LCAP/Annual Update was presented at the DELAC and DAC meetings in May 2021. 
View the questions addressed by the Superintendent:

We encourage the community to review and submit questions or feedback on the 2021-22 draft LCAP (available May 2021).

Our 2021-22 LCAP Surveys are now closed. New surveys will be open in May 2022 for the 2022-23 LCAP.

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:

The draft Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) was presented at the DELAC and DAC meetings in September 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.

Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) for Sparrow Academy

Parent/Family Survey 2020-21

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!

OVERVIEW OF PARENT/FAMILY SURVEY 2020-21

  • Parent surveys were widely distributed (via email links and text messages) in May 2021
  • Surveys were available in both English and Spanish.
  • 4,958 (409 in Spanish) surveys were received.
  • The first 13 survey questions were done on a Likert scale where there were 5 response options. The choices ranged from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree.  This style of survey presented a holistic view of people’s opinions and their level of agreement.
  • The survey included an open-ended question to make sure that an area was not missed.
  • Principals were provided site data which they analyzed and included in their 2021-22 SPSA.

KEY FINDINGS-DISTRICT LEVEL OF PARENT/FAMILY SURVEY 2020-21

Overall parent satisfaction was high in all three categories (Support for Academic Learning – 92%, Sense of Community – 91%, Sense of Safety – 87%). 

The highest percentages were found in the areas of school staff being helpful and children feeling welcome at school.  Both questions resulted in 96% of our parents agreeing with these statements.

School staff welcoming parents’ suggestions and school discipline being fair were the two statements with the lowest percentage of parents agreeing (78% and 79% respectively).  We will seek opportunities at all of our school sites to improve these areas in the coming year. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Below are the survey results for the entire District.

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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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