La Mesa Elementary School
La Mesa Elementary School serves 447 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
La Mesa Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
La Mesa Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
La Mesa Elementary School's student population of 447 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
La Mesa Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of La Mesa Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1354 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
This school has some serious issues. Many classes have 34 students with just one teacher and no aides. The school has very limited support for special education needs. The principal considers behavioral issues like PDD or autism to be discipline issues and wants to the parents to take care of them at home instead of providing care mandated in the IEP. Many parents are pulling their kids and placing them in the local private schools or homeschooling. A teacher also threatened to stab his students through the heart with a pencil if they did not do their homework (2d graders). Go somewhere else where your kids will be safer.
This school is a joke. They claim that they are first in learning and this is proven by the testing, but they push the children to earn those high test scores. They always want to hold the military children back because they are not"caught up", but do not keep into consideration that standards are different everywhere. The teachers are unprofessional, rude, and mean to the children. One teacher hit my daughter in the head and when I approached the principal, all he did was tell me to handle the situation with the teacher. The school is always asking for money, but not effectively teaching the children. The only reason why the school has such a high academic rating is because one or both of the parents have degree and can teach where the teacher lacks. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE!
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