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La Presa Middle School
1001 Leland St, Spring Valley, CA 91977

La Presa Middle School has been serving the Spring Valley community since 1963.

A program improvement school,More Principal Mike Allman is proud of the way the API scores have risen at La Presa Middle over the last four years. In fact, with an improvement of 101 points since 2006, La Presa Middle School boasts the highest level of improvement in the District.

That improvement can be attributed to the specific "targeting" of which students need to take which classes, the introduction of longer classes with block scheduling and other factors.

LPMS offers many electives in the humanities like band and dance, as well as technology-based electives. There is an active PTSA, and the school strives to create "a small school learning environment."

Otay Water District
2554 Sweetwater Springs Blvd, Spring Valley, CA 91978

The Otay Water District was established in 1956, and has been at its current location near the intersection ofMore Jamacha Boulevard and Sweetwater Springs Boulevard since 1962. It was formed by a merger of two earlier water districts, Otay Municipal Water District and La Presa County Water District.

This is a unique water agency because you won’t see any lakes, streams or open reservoirs holding its water. This agency imports all of its water and transports that water through large underground pipes and stores it in above ground water storage tanks. The water district serves 206,000 people in its service area that includes the communities of Spring Valley, La Presa, Rancho San Diego, Jamul, eastern Chula Vista and Otay Mesa along the international border.

The wastewater collection system provides sewer service in Rancho San Diego and to communities on the southeast slope of Mount Helix.  Additionally, the agency recycles that wastewater and delivers it through a separate system of pipelines to eastern Chula Vista where it is used to irrigate golf courses, playing fields and public parks.

Five directors serve on the board that governs the district and are elected by division and serve four-year terms. Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm at the headquarters.

Otay Water strives to provide the best quality of water and wastewater service to the customers of the Otay Water District, in a professional, effective and efficient manner.

The agency has 159 employees and sends out customer newsletters four times a year. Annual consumer confidence reports and other reports can be viewed on line at the agency's website.

San Diego County Libraries - Spring Valley Branch
836 Kempton St, Spring Valley, CA 91977

The Spring Valley Library is located in a residential neighborhhod next to Kempton Elementary School and La PresaMore Middle School.  It houses a separate "Career Center" which is a free service to assist the public looking for employment.  Additionally, this library offers a place for students and tutors to study together during after school hours.

The library has materials in several languages and is host to several literacy programs.  Throughout the year and in partnership with the San Diego County Library, this branch offers informative classes on legal assistance, child nutrition,  job counseling, and public health.  A calendar of events is available on site and online.

The branch manager Christine Plante invites the community to come in and get to know the library and use it.  Also, she invites the community to attend the "Annual Fiesta" in September when many community organizations, businesses, local sheriff, fire and county services are on site to meet the public, answer questions and enjoy light refreshments, entertainment and dancing.

The library is always looking for volunteers from high schoolers to seniors.