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Monterey Heights Announcements

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 Speech Contest The Association of African American Educators- San Diego invite our 2nd - 5th grade students to join their Speech Contest.Students will need to write a 2 minute speech about an African American person throughout Black History and could win a prize!                                               Learn More

District Information

We're Hiring
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If you have any questions please contact Human Resources (619) 825-5712 or EMAIL.
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DACA Please see the DACA Information page for: 
- Free DACA Renewal Workshops
-  Health Coverage Options
- Legal Assistance
- Advance Parole

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Outdoor School
Sixth-grade students of the Lemon Grove School District have the opportunity to attend 6th Grade Camp this fall.  The Outdoor Education Program run by the San Diego County Office of Education has worked with the school district to provide a five-day/four-night experience for our Lemon Grove students.
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Attendance Challenge Daily attendance is key to our students’ success. Lemon Grove School District teachers, staff, and administrators are committed to creating learning environments that help set our students on a pathway to college and career readiness each and every day.
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 Apply Online All students must reapply for free/reduced meal benefits each school year.  Only complete one application per family.  Applications may be completed online at
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Enroll Now - LGSD Preschool Program LGSD offers part-day, full-day, and dual immersion programs at no-cost.  Services are available to all persons who meet program eligibility requirements. We welcome enrollment of children with disabilities. We offer preschool programs at each of our elementary school sites.
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LCAP - Local Control Accountability Plan In an effort to provide the best possible learning experience the Lemon Grove School District is continuously seeking the involvement of parents and community members in the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). 

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Principal's Message 


As principal of Monterey Heights Elementary, I proudly welcome you to our nest and the 2017-18 school year! Together, we will create a year of excellence for our children while focusing on the whole child.  

There are many ways you can get involved at school. Check out our awesome PTA. They do so much to support our school, students, and staff.  Your participation in the PTA fundraisers is a critical part in making these events possible. We also have other committees and ways of getting involved.  If interested in volunteering, contact our amazing parent volunteer coordinator to provide you with volunteer information. She can be reached by calling the school or via email at

You will find your child’s teacher is your best resource and I encourage you to build a positive partnership with them. I look forward to becoming partners with you and making this a positive, exciting, and successful year for our students. I am honored to be your Principal at Monterey Heights Elementary.  Here’s to an AMAZING school year!!  

Feel free to contact me at (619) 825-5633 or


Ms. Donna Willson  
Principal, Monterey Heights Elementary School 


Monterey Heights Mission Statement 

Our mission at Monterey Heights is to prepare students for life through experiential learning that addresses the needs of the whole child. We strive to provide educational excellence for all students in a safe and secure environment that promotes academic and social growth, along with a healthier lifestyle, to inspire our students to reach their goals through academics, leadership, and character building. This will prepare our students to be caring and independent citizens to recognize their worth and potential while learning to help, serve, and develop a cross-cultural understanding. We welcome parents and the community as an integral part of the learning process. 

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