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Glenn E. Murdock Elementary School
4354 Conrad Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941

With a recent API score of 918, among the highest in the area, this school prides itself on its parent volunteers asMore much as academics.  Parents put in 10,000 volunteer hours last academic year. Halloween Happenings (with carnival rides, game booths and cake walk) and Spring Fling for parents involve the community, and a Science & Math Night is held. 

The PTA puts out a monthly newsletter called Mustang News and presents Honorary Service and other awards. The school is named for Glenn E. Murdock, who served for 24 years as superintendent of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District. Students are encouraged to wear the school colors — red, white and blue — on Fridays.

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.

La Mesa Dale Elementary School
4370 Parks Ave, La Mesa, CA 91941
A few blocks north of La Mesa Middle School, this campus has a  highly diverse student population. The schoolMore prides itself on volunteers, including those taking part in Wednesday Workshop starting at 8:30am in the Parent Center next to the auditorum.  Adult ESL classes are offered daily to parents. One of several PeaceBuilder schools in the district, La Mesa Dale fosters an anti-bullying ethic and atmosphere of trust and support.