La Mesa Dale serves TK-6th grade students in La Mesa.  La Mesa Dale is proud to serve our students and families with caring teachers and staff members and innovative instruction.  Enroll today!

School Announcements:

Mother Of Asian Decent With Child At A Computer

Enroll for 2023 – 2024 School Year

We still have space in Kindergarten and 6th grade for the 2023-2024 school year!

Group Of Students Sitting On Carpet C Happy And Smiling

La Mesa Dale Alumni

How has La Mesa Dale impacted your life? Want to shout out a staff member? Share your journey with us by filling out the form below!

Young Girl Student Smiling Up At Female Teacher

We care about the whole child

A whole child approach to education is critical to equitably preparing each student to reach their full potential. At La Mesa Dale Elementary we teach academics, however we also strive to teach our students to be better human beings who are able to navigate the world long after they leave our halls.

Excited Child

Sensory Space, Chill Zones Support Students’ Social-Emotional Health

Thanks to a grant from the La Mesa Community Welfare Association, students at La Mesa Dale Elementary have a brand new sensory space to help meet their social-emotional needs and strengthen their learning.

Districtwide Announcements:

Colored Pencils

Learn About Proposed Grade Span Changes

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

School Staff

Employment Information

Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!

Why You’ll Love La Mesa Dale!

  • Exemplary & Highly Experienced Staff Dedicated to Educating & Nurturing All Students
  • Purposeful & Rigorous Academics
  • Credentialed Reading Specialist Serving Students in Need of Extra Reading Support
  • Caring & Connected Community with a Vibrant and Active PTA
  • World Of Work - Providing Self and Career Exploration for Students
  • Thriving Garden & Garden Educator with Regular Hands-On Science Lessons for Every Class
  • Long-Standing Community Partnerships with SDSU, San Diego Youth Services, Boys & Girls Club Brady Family Clubhouse, City Hope, Sage Garden Project, and Many More
  • Regular Social-Emotional Education in Every Classroom
  • School Social Worker Dedicated to Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of All Students & Families
  • 6 am - 6 pm Childcare Available on Campus through LMSV’s ESS Program

Enroll Today!

School+    District+

Important Information:

Mother Of Asian Decent With Child At A Computer

Quick Reference Guide

Click to view La Mesa Dale's Quick Reference Guide - Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions all in one place.

Teacher With Smiling Students Gathered Around Tablet

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Go Extra Mile to Address Mental Health

Rainbow Dash

Here's a glimpse into La Mesa Dale's annual PTA Fundraiser.

Garden – TK Scientists Explore Nature

Girl using hand sanitizer

FAQs – Masks at School

See below: California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Face Covering Requirements in K-12 School Settings from San Diego County Office of Education

Sage Garden

La Mesa Dale has a beautiful school garden and recently received the Sage Garden Grant.  The grant supports experiential learning that supports learners of all styles and abilities. The goal is to help kids enjoy eating more fruits and vegetables. By developing our hands-on kitchen and garden skills we strive to provide our future generations with opportunities to enjoy more nourishment and less processed food.

To that end, our amazing Garden Teacher, Ms. Aida, has created a series of Garden Lessons that students and families can enjoy - even while we’re in distance learning.  You can access a variety of garden lessons here: La Mesa Dale's Garden Lesson Playlist

Boy and girl on computer

21-22 Title I Parent Meeting

adults in meeting

Title I, Part A School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2022-23

Please review the attached. Hard copies are available in the office.

Clothes Needed

Students of all ages have accidents – whether it is a spilled milk or other issues, we can always make use of your gently-used clothes (all types). Donations can go to Ms. Dayna in the Health Office. We particularly needs sizes 4T, 5-6, 7-8, underwear for all sizes,  leggings for girls and elastic waist shorts or pants for boys or adjustable waist bands shorts. No jeans, please.

Boy with thumbs up

Free and Reduced Price Student Meals

Did you know that applying for free and reduced-price school meals is easy and confidential for you and your children? What’s more, if you qualify, you also qualify for FREE before and/or after school care with the Extended School Services (ESS) Program (call 619-644-3800 for more info). Additionally, you can save on your SDG&E gas and electric rates, mobile phone plans, Internet service, and even home computers.

District Spotlight

Spotlight on Northmont Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Northmont Elementary so special!


Spotlight on Maryland Ave Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


Academy Program Offerings Dazzle with Music at Spring Valley Academy

Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.