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Casa de Oro Elementary School
10227 Ramona Dr, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Established in 1949, Casa de Oro Elementary is one of the oldest schools in the La Mesa - Spring Valley SchoolMore District. The school offers an environment that stresses achievement, both in and out of the classroom.

Some of the special programs offered at the school include the OASIS reading tudor program, an autism cluster and a Garden Club, of which more than 80 students, teachers and communty volunteers are a part.

A California Distinguished School, Casa de Oro's principal is Lisa Conry, who is in her first year at the school after coming from Fletcher Hills.

Head Start
10235 Ramona Dr, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Alpha Kappa Alpha Head Start preschool has been serving Casa de Oro since 1995. Located in an adjacent lot behindMore Casa de Oro Elementary School, the facility helps prepare kids ages 3 to 5 for Kindergarten with developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Head Start accepts applications throughout the year, but has a capacity for 88 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.

Head Start also offers social services to help children and families, including job referrals, breakfast, lunch, snacks and clothing. It  partners with Casa do Oro Elementary to provide speech therapy for kids, and offers special courses for special education and disabled children. The director is Deborah Durham.

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