• La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools

    District Office
    4750 Date Ave
    La Mesa, CA 91942
    (619) 668-5700

    District Office Hours
    8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

    About Us

    La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools (LMSVS) is a high-performing school district located just east of San Diego. The District is committed to high student performance embedded in a culture of quality and continuous improvement. We embrace diversity. Collaboration is valued among all stakeholder groups and the interest-based process is used as the core for problem-solving. The District covers 26 square miles and serves 12,300 pupils (not including preschool) with 16 elementary schools (grades K-6), one middle school (grades 7-8), one "dual immersion" literacy academy (grades K-3), and three specialty academies (grades 4-8). The District employs just over 2,000 people with an annual general fund budget of approximately $125 million.

    Our Purpose

    To inspire learning and respect. 

    Our Vision

    La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is a community of life-long learners who engage in continuous improvement and contribute positively to a global society, within a safe learning environment. 

    Our Principles

    In order to achieve work purposefully and realize our vision we must:

    • Make decisions based upon the best interest of all children
    • Honor individuality and diversity
    • Act with integrity
    • Partner with the community
    • Strive for excellence
    • Establish, measure & hold ourselves accountable to appropriate goals
    • Communicate effectively
    • Develop well-rounded learners
    • Explore a sense of possibility
    • Use resources wisely

    District Facts

    Communities Served
    The communities we serve include the City of La Mesa, a portion of the City of El Cajon, and the unincorporated communities of Mt. Helix, Casa de Oro, and Spring Valley, all within San Diego County.


    Elementary Schools 16
    Middle Schools 1
    Grades 4-8 Academies 3
    Grades K-3 Academies 1



    Average Class Size

    Grades K-3 24 to 1
    Grades 4-6 30 to 1
    Grades 7-8 27 to 1

    Student Ethnicity

    Hispanic 50%
    White 30%
    African American 10%
    Two or More Races 5%
    Other Race 2%

    Percentage of Unduplicated Pupils


    Unduplicated pupils refers to pupils who are English learners, meet income or categorical eligibility requirements for free or reduced-price meals, or are foster youth. The term unduplicated means that each pupil is counted only once even if the pupil meets more than one of these criteria (Education Code sections 2574(b)(2) and 42238.02(b)(1)).

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    City of La Mesa
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