Why Enroll at La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools?

Welcome to La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools, where we have unique and dynamic programs and instructional pathways to engage and inspire all children! La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is proud to serve out students and families with caring teachers and staff members and innovative instruction.

In addition to robust and caring neighborhood schools with award-winning teachers and programs, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is also proud to offer academies with specialty programs to enhance each child’s strengths and unique interests. Learn about great options for enrollment here:

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Enrolling Your Child In School

To enroll your child, pick up a Registration packet at the school your child will attend beginning March 2nd for the upcoming school year. Proof of legal age is required for children entering kindergarten (or first grade if the child is not attending kindergarten). You will need your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and two proofs of residency. Contact the school for more specific information.  

What you should bring to registration:

  • Original birth certificate, passport, or hospital certificate
  • Original immunization records
  • Two proofs of residence (driver’s license, Department of Motor Vehicles Personal Identification Card, deed to a home or closing escrow papers, copy of receipt of current San Diego County property tax bill, rental agreement including registered owner and renter’s signatures, copies of current month’s bills or installation, receipts for gas, electric, cable TV, water/sewer, trash and or telephone, receipt from moving company for moving household goods or receipt showing delivery of newly purchased major appliance or furniture, military housing orders, pay stub with address, voter registration, or correspondence from a government agency.)
  • Report of recent health checkup
  • Child’s health history
  • Previous special education information (current copy of I.E.P.)

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year

We will begin accepting kindergarten registration on March 1, 2022, at your school of residence.  Designated residence sites for TK are available here. You can find more information regarding the kindergarten registration process via the following link:

2022 – 2023 Academy Enrollment

Academies (excluding Kempton Literacy Academy and Spring Valley Academy) accept Applications of Interest between October 1 and December 3.  Applications are turned in directly to the school site. Transfer applications for academies are submitted after your student has been preliminary accepted to your school of choice. The academies also serve as designated schools of residence for middle school students (see below). Students for whom the academy is the school of residence and who apply during the open enrollment period will be given priority placement. 

  • LMAAC is a designated school of residence for students in grades 7-8
  • STEAM is a designated school of residence for students in grades 7-8

Parkway Middle School and Spring Valley Academy are an enrollment option for students in grades 7-8; their enrollment window begins in February.

Open Enrollment/School Transfers

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Open enrollment is available to pupils whose parents or guardians currently reside within District attendance areas and to pupils who have otherwise established residence pursuant to provisions of Education Code 48204 or 48209. This policy allows parents to select the District school they wish their child to attend regardless of their school of residency. Requests for admission are based on a random, unbiased selection process, and space availability. See Parent Transfer FAQ in the link below.

Parent Transfer FAQ (English, Spanish)

How can I submit a transfer?

Intra-district transfers can be submitted by:

  1. Via Google form (click here for English, Spanish)
  2. In person at the Education Center located at 4750 Date Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942. All required health policies will be followed.

Inter-district transfers can be submitted in one of two ways:

  1. Via email to transfers@lmsvsd.net (click here for English, Spanish)
  2. Drop-off in person at the Education Center located at 4750 Date Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942. All required health policies will be followed.  

Transfers for the 2022-2023 School Year

Transfer open enrollment begins February 1, 2022 through March 31, 2022. Once the transfer window closes on March 31, 2022, applicable lotteries will be held.  Families will be notified via email beginning June 2022.

Transfers received on or after April 1, 2022, will be processed in the order received and families will be notified via email beginning July 2022.

If you are interested in applying or have applied to STEAM Academy @La Presa or La Mesa Arts Academy, please contact the school for more information.

Intra-district Attendance Permits

(Residence within the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools boundaries)

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers students the option of attending a school other than their designated school of residency. The district’s Intra-district Attendance Policy allows parents/guardians of children residing within the district the opportunity to select the school they wish their child to attend, pending space availability. LMSV Board policy has established that students seeking enrollment in a school of choice shall be determined through a random, unbiased selection process. For students going on to middle school, you will need to complete a new Intra-district transfer if you wish for your student to attend a middle school other than your school of residence. Because of the large enrollments at many district schools, space for students seeking Intra-district attendance is limited. Should a school receive more applications than there are spaces available, a random, unbiased selection process will be used to determine the order of acceptance. 

Inter-district Attendance Permits

(Residence outside the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools boundaries)

If you reside outside the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District boundaries and wish for your student to attend a school in our district, you must complete the Application for Inter-district Attendance Permit (Form 341). The permit must be completed and approved prior to your child attending school in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. Because of the large enrollments at many district schools, space for students seeking Inter-district attendance is limited.  Should a school receive more applications than there are spaces available, a random, unbiased selection process will be used to determine the order of acceptance. Requests will be approved if the reason for the request is within the regulations outlined on the reverse of the transfer form and as long as space is available at the requested school. Your child must enroll and attend the school of residence for the 2022-2023 school year until an Inter-district Attendance Permit is approved. Failure to do so may result in your child being considered truant.  

Continuing Intradistrict/Interdistrict Students

All students currently enrolled on an Intra-district or Inter-district transfer are automatically granted ongoing enrollment at the current school of choice unless they are in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) or Early Admission Kindergarten (EAK).  All students that are currently enrolled in TK or EAK on an Intra-district or Inter-district transfer must complete a new transfer if they wish to stay at that school or attend a school other than their school of residence. If your student is moving from elementary school to middle school in our district, and is currently on a transfer, you must complete a new transfer to attend a middle school if it is not their school of residence. This will allow a more accurate enrollment projection for the upcoming year. If you plan to make any change in enrollment or are planning to enroll a kindergarten sibling at the same school of choice, you must complete a new transfer request for that child only. Please note that revocation of an approved transfer may occur due to program capacity, for unsatisfactory attendance, unsatisfactory behavior, and/or excessive tardiness.

You can find more information regarding the transfer process via the following link:

TK-8th Grade Enrollment Information (English, Spanish)

If you have any questions please email transfers@lmsvsd.net.

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You'll Love It Here!

  • Award-Winning, Tuition-Free Neighborhood Schools
  • All-Day Kindergarten Offered at all Schools
  • Engaging Before and After School Care Offered at all Schools
  • Exemplary Staff Dedicated to Educating, Supporting, and Nurturing ALL Children
  • Innovative Educational Programs and Academies Including:
    • Arts and Music Education
    • Spanish Language Immersion
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM)
    • Online, Home School, and Blended Learning Programs
  • World-Class Physical Education Facilities

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