Parent/Family Survey 2019-20

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools values parent perspectives, and we are committed to engaging parents in the development of goals and activities related to the eight priorities of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Our Parent/Family Survey for the 2019-20 school year is now open.  This on-line survey will help us gather information about instructional programs, school climate, and home/school communication.   If you prefer, you may complete the paper survey that your child will bring home.  Please complete the survey by January 24, 2020.  

The survey link for the Parent Survey in English is:
The survey link for the Parent Survey in Spanish is:


Welcome to Murdock Elementary School.  Murdock is a school with a tradition of excellence where children are the most important people. Parents, extended families, staff and community join in partnership and work in harmony to ensure that all children succeed.

I am thrilled that you have chosen to become a part of the Murdock community.  By taking this step, you have selected a school with a tradition of excellence and high expectations.  Everyone succeeds at this school because we expect the very best, we do our best, and we help others to do their personal best.  Working together as a team, I am confident that we will meet or exceed your highest expectations.

Our Mission

In order for all of us to do our best, we need to follow some simple rules.  Here are the FOUR SIMPLE RULES FOR SUCCESS:

  1. Be on time to class and work hard everyday
  2. Be polite, kind, safe and productive
  3. Do not hurt others by the words you say or the things you do
  4. Act in a way that helps teachers teach and students learn

Guiding Principles

Murdock is our school.  We make the difference by doing the following:

  • Emphasis on appropriate behavior through recognition and awards.
  • Student orientation to school rules and regulations.
  • Parental awareness and support for school rules and disciplinary measures.

We will ask these questions to guide all of our actions:

  • Have I done my personal best?
  • Have I helped someone else to do his or her best?
  • Is Murdock a better school because of my behavior?

Together we strive for excellence!

Jennifer Luibel, Principal

Important Information and Upcoming Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday-School Closed

Father-Daughter Amazing Race Event is on January 24, 2020. See flyer in downloadable section.

Grandparents Day is on February 6, 2020. See flyer in downloadable section.

Campus Tours

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Monday, March 9, 2020 9:00am-10:00am
  • Monday, March 23, 2020 9:00am-10:00am

Why You'll Love Murdock

  • Located in the Hills of Mount Helix
  • A Caring and Connected Community
  • Students are Engaged in Rigorous Academic Instruction
  • Many Ways for Students and Families to be Connected and Engaged

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

Students Lunch Account

Want to add money on your child's lunch account or just check the balance?

If this is your first time using the system you will need to call the Child Nutrition Department for your child's ID number (619) 668-5764.

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District Spotlight

#PKMSKind at Parkway Middle School

Community connections at Parkway Middle School are in full swing! Learn about how Builders Club collaborates with local community organizations to promote kindness and compassion. Enrollment in PKMS and our middle schools opens in March.


Early Admission Kindergarten Opens January 2020 in LMSV

We are excited to share that EAK classes will open at Maryland Elementary, Murray Manor Elementary, Loma Elementary, Casa de Oro Elementary, Avondale Elementary and La Presa Elementary on January 7, 2020.


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.