Welcome to Casa de Oro School!

As the Principal of Casa de Oro Elementary School, it brings me great pleasure and joy to welcome all of our new and returning families! Thank you for choosing our school community and entrusting us with your most precious gift…your child.

At Casa de Oro, we are “Growing Minds and Building Leaders.” I am very humbled and honored to serve as the principal at Casa de Oro. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with laughter, energy and enthusiasm for learning. Our school community is a place where students, parents and teachers care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support the academic and social growth of students. We strive to help every child feel welcomed, connected and a part of the Casa de Oro family.

Our mission is to help foster a student’s love for school and learning! The staff at Casa de Oro challenges each student to grow in his or her academic abilities. Our teachers work in grade level Professional Learning Communities to analyze data, research best practices, design interventions to support students learning, and challenge student thinking. The high-quality instruction that takes place every day at Casa de Oro is aligned to the Common Core Standards which promote 21st Century learning skills including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

Of course, we cannot do this work alone. In order to strengthen our home-school
partnership, I encourage you to engage with the Casa de Oro school community. We are so fortunate to have a strong parent community and your support makes a huge difference!

I hope that you will find Casa de Oro to be a place where we are “Growing Minds and Building Leaders.”

At your service,

Ryan Icenhower, Principal

Important Change for LMSV Schools

Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, all LMSV elementary schools will serve TK through 5th grade and all academy middle schools will serve 6th through 8th grade. Click here to learn more.

Districtwide Announcements:


La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools Receive Almost $1 Million in Grant Funding For Safer Schools From CALFIRE

Five schools will receive upgrades to outdoor play areas, water capture capabilities, stormwater pollution reduction, and more

School Staff

Employment Information

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Learn About the Upcoming 6th Grade Transition to Middle School Districtwide

We have put together an FAQ page on the grade span changes coming to LMSV. Click here to learn more.

View our promotional videos for all academy middle schools here.

Why You'll Love Casa de Oro

  • Small and Caring Neighborhood School
  • Focus on Social-Emotional Learning
  • Building a Positive Growth Mindset Toward Academic Progress
  • The Sky’s the Limit if you Set Your Mind to It

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Important Information:

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School Supply Drive!

The following is a list of items that all of our classrooms here at CDO could use. If you would like to help our students out by donating any of the supplies below it would be GREATLY appreciated! Just drop the Items off in the school office and they will be shared with all of our students and staff. Thank you for supporting “our” students!

CDO Kids “Piloting” a New Coding Game

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Ongoing Fundraisers

There are several ways to support our school without costing you any more money. Albertson’s, Target and General Mills all have community programs. See information sheet to show you how you can further support CDO through these companies.

District Spotlight

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