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La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
4750 Date Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District oversees a total of 21 elementary and middle schools and covers 26 squareMore miles with an annual budget of $101 million. It offers free pre-school programs at two La Mesa campuses -- La Mesa Dale and Northmont Elementary -- for families who meet income and other eligibility criteria.

The La Mesa-Spring Valley Educational Foundation holds an annual Casino Night to raise funds "to help bridge the gap between what would be ideal and  what is real in the classroom by providing funding for special projects, known as mini-grants, to enhance the educational experience."

Jericho Road Baptist Church
9407 Jericho Rd, La Mesa, CA 91942
Jericho Road Baptist Church has been a center of traditional Christian beliefs for the La Mesa community since 1962. TheMore small congregation of young and old consists of families that have been educated at the associated church school and are committed to worship in the church. The church reads from the King James Bible and has a strong missionary mindset, funding work in Haiti.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Head Start
3920 N Granada Ave, Spring Valley, CA 91977

For more than 35 years, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Head Start pre-school has been preparing young kids for kindergartenMore through educational programs. It is a federally-funded program.

Director Valerie York brings years of experience to the center, and is proud to be able to help less privileged students, but also help their parents as well. The center offers parenting classes, parental workshops and even provides financial assistance for parents wishing to enroll in GED programs.

They accept applications throughout the year, but have a capacity for 80 students.

The center features a large playground area with a jungle gym, large sandboxes, slides and a seesaw. The children also participate in various games, arts and crafts to help enrich their lives.

Grossmont High School
1100 Murray Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020

Despite turning 90 in late September 2010, the school that is one-third in La Mesa and two-thirds in El Cajon hasMore many elements of newness, including a Science Building erected with Proposition H funds overlooking an all-weather track and artificial-grass football field. It was named a California Distinguished School in 2008, and its alumni include three astronauts, several major league baseball players and an Olympic javelin thrower.

In sports, Grossmont's strongest tradition is in baseball —  its varsity team having won section titles four straight years (2005-2008).  In the arts, the Red Robe Choir is renowned and has traveled around the world. Its Royal Blue Regiment marching band has performed in major parades.

The school has a PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) and operates under the umbrella of the Grossmont High School Education Foundation.

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