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

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LMSV Virtual Learning Academy

Students who are placed on an Independent Study Agreement (ISA) are invited to attend our LMSV Virtual Academy. For an overview and frequently asked questions about Virtual Learning Academy, please click below

School Staff

Employment Information

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Trust Blended Learning – Home School, Online, and Independent Study Options

Our Trust Blended Learning program offers families the opportunity to continue with distance learning in a format that works for them. The Trust program offers traditional homeschool, online-only, and blended learning options for families who prefer a less traditional or more home-based learning model. While each model is a bit different, all students enrolled in Trust will participate in daily virtual instruction in addition to independent learning activities.

New to LMSV? Enroll in Trust here. Already enrolled in an LMSV school? Enroll by completing this interest survey. Click here for more information about Trust. 

Students may disenroll from independent study and enroll for in-person instruction at any point in the school year. However, in-person enrollment will be based on space availability and families will not be guaranteed enrollment at a specific school. Prior to enrolling in Trust, families have the right to request a pupil-parent-educator conference. Per CA Education Code requirements, students with special needs who have an IEP must have an IEP team meeting in order to determine if independent study is appropriate for the child’s specific learning needs and goals.

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:

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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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