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75%
  • College Preparatory Middle School
  • 5150 Jackson Dr., La Mesa
  • Mountain Empire Unified
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 230
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
54%
  • Parkway Middle School
  • 4750 Date Ave., La Mesa
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 737
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
54%
  • Murray Manor Elementary
  • 4750 Date Ave., La Mesa
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 786
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
54%
  • Helix High
  • 7323 Univ Ave., La Mesa
  • Grossmont Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,445
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
53%
  • La Mesa Arts Academy
  • No Street Address, La Mesa
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 950
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
52%
  • Lemon Avenue Elementary
  • 4750 Date Ave., La Mesa
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 656
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
45%
  • Maryland Avenue Elementary
  • 4750 Date Ave., La Mesa
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 410
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
44%
  • Rolando Elementary
  • 4750 Date Ave., La Mesa
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 561
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
38%
  • La Mesa Dale Elementary
  • 4750 Date Ave., La Mesa
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 468
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
36%
  • Learning Choice Academy
  • 4215 Spring St. Ste. A-104, La Mesa
  • San Diego Unified
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 964
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
34%
  • Northmont Elementary
  • 4750 Date Ave., La Mesa
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 487
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
32%
  • San Diego Virtual
  • 7950 Univ Ave. Ste. 410, La Mesa
  • Mountain Empire Unified
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 288
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
23%
  • Vista La Mesa Academy
  • 3900 Violet St., La Mesa
  • Lemon Grove
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 659
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
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La Mesa school information

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores45%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools278,30879,221
Total private schools73,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,963
The La Mesa, CA educational system consists of 27 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. La Mesa public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 19% higher than than the California average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of La Mesa public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.2% have completed high school, 35.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in La Mesa

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school89.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.6%1.3%

There are a total of 27 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in La Mesa. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for La Mesa, CA schools is 45%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In La Mesa, CA, an average of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.2% have completed high school.

To customize your list of La Mesa schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of La Mesa, CA schools.

Source: The La Mesa, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.