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


Registration Packets

We will have registration packets available on March 1, 2019.  Registration packets will be distributed to our resident students and approved transfers.

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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

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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 News

Highlands Highlights

Students created this video to share what makes Highlands Elementary School so special, including the No Excuses University Program, awesome staff and more.


Igniting ELD

International delegates from countries all over the world, including China, Russia, Bolivia and more, visited STEAM Academy to learn about Igniting ELD and how students learning English as an additional language are supported in LMSV.


LMSV Teacher of the Year Inspires G.R.I.T. in Students

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is pleased to announce the District Teacher of the Year - Manuel Aceves. Manny is a beloved third grade teacher at Bancroft Elementary School, located in the center of Spring Valley.