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Avondale Elementary School
8401 Stansbury St, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Established in 1959, Avondale Elementary School has long served the Spring Valley Community.

According toMore Principal Claudia Burris, it is only one of two schools in East County with a PEI program (Prevention and Early Intervention). The school is a Title 1 school, meaning it is eligible for federal funds when they are available.

The school is in a residential neighborhood of Spring Valley and is surrounded by a large chain-link fence that helps secure the facility.

Last year the school received a state award for student achievement, and it offers grant money to qualifying families for after-school care.

Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church & School
9191 Fletcher Pky, La Mesa, CA 91942
With a great view above Fletcher Parkway, this Lutheran church and school has expansive grounds featuring a patioMore with picnic tables, playhouses, a basketball court area and a large parking lot. The church was established in 1965, and the school was established eight years later. The K-8 curriculum at the school reinforces Christian values, and extracurricular activities in the arts, music, theater, sports and science are encouraged.
Gateway West Community Day School
8693 la Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
Gateway West Community Day School is an alternative learning center located in a large retail plaza just off La MesaMore Boulevard. In addition to regular courses and classwork, Gateway West works with children who have been suspended or expelled from school by offering them one-on-one tutoring, counseling services and Web-based resources. The Gateway schools have some of the highest attendance rates in the district.
Parkway Middle School
9009 Park Plaza Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011, the school continues to innovate and offer a wide variety of programs andMore clubs. It features a Compact for Student Achievement, detailing responsibilities of the school, support staff, parents and students—and signed by the principal, parent and child. Its character education program is called Parkway P.R.I.D.E.—for peace, responsibility, integrity, determination and empathy.

The Junior Seau Sports Complex on campus includes an artificial turf football field, and the neighboring Davis Family YMCA partners with the school, letting students swim and use exercise equipment. Some students learn pre-Junior Lifeguard skills.

The school offers small learning communities called Houses (Earth, Wind, Water and Fire), with each having 10 teachers and one counselor. These teams stay together with the students for their three years at Parkway.

Mondays are Game Days, where students are invited to play cards, chess, checkers, other board games and online games from 8am to 9am in the libary. The school enforces a dress code, with violations resulting in students having to change into "orange uglies" (P.E. shorts), or face detention or in-school suspension.

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Operation Center
3838 Conrad Dr, Spring Valley, CA 91977

The warehouse-like building is the main operations facility for the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District and itsMore support services, including child nutrition services, transportation, maintenance, operations and facilities.

Equipment and repair materials are housed at the facility, and dispatched to any of the district's schools when needed. School buses are also housed in a lot, and maintained and repaired in a giant garage.

All deliveries for the district are also first made at the operations center, before being distributed to various schools. Deliveries range from food for the child nutrition programs, books, paper, furniture or any item required or used at the school sites.

When payment is required for transportation or child nutrition services, cash or check is accepted on-site. Payments can also be made online with a credit or debit card.

Bates School of Music Art & Tutoring
9978 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977
The Bates School of Music is located on the corner of North Cordova Avenue and Campo Road with convenient access to theMore 94 freeway. This school offers instruction in piano, guitar, voice and theory. Both individual and group classes are available. Tutoring is also available on an individual level for topics such as reading, chemistry, social studies, math, English, Spanish, French and other subjects. Make sure to check the website for the most current class schedule.
ABC Barn Children's Place
4031 Avocado Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941
Since 1985, The ABC Barns Children's Place, located next to the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, has offeredMore quality preschool through fifth grade after-school day care. Its optimal location, across from an elementary school, on a corner with plywood farm animal cutouts on the lawn, attracts many La Mesa locals.
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