Also read: U.S. News & World Report Analyzes La Mesa, Spring Valley High Schools
Of the 295 facilities in La Mesa that are given a food health inspection by the County of San Diego, 14 of them are facilities that regularly serve local students food. Similarly, of the 172 facilities in Spring Valley given an inspection, 16 serve local students.
All schools in La Mesa and Spring Valley received an "A" grade (rated 90 and above) in their 2012 food inspections, and none showed below a 93 in 2011 or 2012.
Click the school name for details on inspections in La Mesa:School 2012 Grade
AVOCADO ELEMNTARY SCHOOL 100 HELIX HIGH SCHOOL 98 LA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER 100
LA MESA DALE ELEMENTARY 100 LA MESA MIDDLE SCHOOL 100 LEMON AVE ELEMENTARY 100 MARYLAND AVE ELEMENTARY 98 MURRAY MANOR ELEMENTARY 97 NORTHMONT ELEMENTARY 100 PARKWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL 100 REFLECTION CENTRAL SCHOOL
100 ROLANDO ELEMENTARY* 100 (April inspection)
VISTA LA MESA SCHOOL 97 GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL 96
(*A July inspection was graded as No Access.)
Click the school name for details on inspections in Spring Valley:School 2012 Grade
AVONDALE ELEMENTARY 100 BANCROFT ELEMENTARY 98 CASA DE ORO ELEMENTARY
100 HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY 100 KEMPTON ELEMENTARY 98 LA PRESA ELEMENTARY 98 LA PRESA MIDDLE SCHOOL
98 LOMA ELEMENTARY 100 MONTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 93 MT. MIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL 97 MURDOCK ELEMENTARY
98 RANCHO ELEMENTARY
99 SPRING VALLEY MIDDLE
100 STEELE CANYON CAFETERIA 98 SWEETWATER SPRINGS ELEMENTARY 100 YOUNG ACTORS THEATRE 97
The County explains details about the inspections:
FHD conducts risk-based inspections, which means we focus on items that strongly affect food safety and foodborne illness. In a risk-based inspection, issues such as handwashing, food temperatures, and dishwashing are more important than a missing light bulb or a broken tile.
1. Each violation on the Food Inspection Report is assigned a point value depending on its importance. For example, a Major Risk Factor is worth four points, a Minor Risk Factor is worth two, and a Good Retail Practice is worth one.
2. Once the Specialist completes an inspection, the points are added up and subtracted from 100. The resulting number is the inspection "score".
3. A letter grade is assigned to the facility based on the inspection score. An "A" grade means the facility earned a score of 90 to 100 percent and is in satisfactory compliance with state law; a "B" means the facility earned a score of 80 to 89 percent and needs improvement; a "C" means the facility earned a score of 79 percent or less and is a failing grade.
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