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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 team.  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, and safe
  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

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

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.


Sonic Expressions at Spring Valley Academy

At Spring Valley Academy, the innovative Sonic Expressions music course combines creating music with social skills. As the saying in Sonic Expressions goes, "When words fail, music speaks."