Lemon Avenue Elementary is near the heart of downtown La Mesa. Our school, in partnership with students, families, staff and the community, creates an environment that values diversity and inspires a passion for lifelong learning and healthy living. Our dedicated and skilled teachers support the academic and socio-emotional success of all students, and our entire staff works diligently to create a positive, welcoming and safe school environment. We are fortunate to have an active parent community who are deeply connected and committed to student success. It’s a great year to be a Lemon Avenue Leopard!


Parent / Teacher Conference Week Schedule November 18 – 22

School begins at 8:00 a.m.

Dismissal is at 11:50 a.m.

Recess/Lunch Schedule:

  • TK/ & Kinder (Bravence) lunch 10:20-10:40, play 10:40-11:00
  • Kinder (Lehmann & Tavolazzi) lunch 11:00-11:20, play 11:20-11:40
  • 4th & 6th lunch 10:20-10:40, play 10:40-11:00
  • 2nd & 5th lunch 10:40-11:00, play 11:00-11:20
  • 1st & 3rd lunch 11:00-11:20, play 11:20-11:40

Why You'll Love Lemon Avenue

  • Near the Heart of Downtown La Mesa
  • Active Parent Community Who Are Deeply Connected and Committed to Student Success
  • Creative and Work Closely with the Community
  • 2012 California Distinguished School

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

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 can save on your SDG&E gas and electric rates, mobile phone plans, Internet service, and even home computers.

Lemon Avenue PTA is on Facebook!

Social media is a great way to keep up with what is going on at Lemon Avenue Elementary and with our PTA. LIKE Lemon Avenue PTA on Facebook to get the latest updates and happenings.


District Spotlight

LMSV The Lens of Equity

LMSV has a commitment to ensuring high levels of learning for each and every child. Watch this video to learn about our focus on equity and our partnerships with San Diego State University focused on equity.


LMSV Teacher of the Year Salute to Teachers

Enjoy this wonderful video produced by SDCOE celebrating the achievement of Manny and the impact he makes with students and his community each and every day. 



Enjoy this video compilation of footage from students and teachers from all of our school sites showcasing our district values of equity, inclusion and HEART.