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Mesa Grande Sda Academy

Private | K-12 | 245 students


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Posted September 29, 2013

My oldest daughter graduated from MGA in 2011. Her high school experience was fabulous. Not only did she receive an outstanding education, her life was enriched with the gospel, travel and life experiences that she will treasure forever. I am now in the process of enrolling my youngest daughter. We are looking forward to years of happiness and learning.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 14, 2009

My child has attended Mesa Grande for 8 years. The school has a warm family atmosphere with a genuinely caring faculty. The school's test scores are excellent and they have a wide variety of extracurricular activities for their students. I would not send my child anywhere else.
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Posted October 23, 2008

I have attended Mesa Grande Academy for about a year and a half now. Having previously gone to public school for the first nine years of my education, I am proud to say that my school has provided me with the education, leadership skills, motivation, and support that I will need to further my education. Not only has the quality of teachers improved my life, but the Christian environment has played a major role as well. I am grateful to be able to attend a school which has dramatically changed my life for the better.
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Posted September 29, 2008

Horrible leadership sli;;s from all around staff. I am not paying to send my child to an SDA academy for fun. This school needs to step upto the plate and begin to act like a school that takes pride in who they are, and most of all, in whom they represent. The Lord.
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Posted June 2, 2008

Mesa Grande Academy has a warm and close knit Christian community atmosphere in which students can excel and achieve their fullest potential. It is a welcoming place where students feel safe and valued. I am very happy with my children's educatio
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Posted May 16, 2008

Mesa Grande Academy is a wonderful school with many opportunites for involvement in leadership, athletics and community service/missions. The school is a size that allows each child to be recognized and encouraged in their own accomplishments. Our 3 children, current students, all love attending MGA and all are excelling in academics. I would recommend Mesa Grande Academy to anyone who is looking for a school with solid academics, student leadership opportunities and strong Christian ethics
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Posted April 6, 2008

Mesa Grande is an excellent school with an excellent academic program. I feel my child is being well prepared to head for the university. In addition, there is a very real feeling of family at this school that I have not felt at other schools. From the teachers and administration to the janitorial staff, every adult on this campus cares deeply about the well-being of the students here. I checked out the school's national test scores (which were excellent). Maybe other parents should do the same.
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Posted May 4, 2007

Weak academic programs and a poor Language Arts program at the High School level left me disappointed overall with amount of money I spent on the education my children received. I don't think it prepared them very well for the public university they attended.
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Posted October 3, 2005

Ethics are great, good christian environment
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Posted May 23, 2004

Mesa Grande Academy is one of the best academies in terms of all around education. Students, if they truly want to, can be the most well rounded individuals that will succeed in college with ease. Mesa Grande's push for student leadership allows students to blossom in their own lives and have a greater sense of responsibility for their lives.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 26%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 11% 11%
Black 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr. Aldred Riddle
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  • Seventh-day adventist


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975 Fremont Street
Calimesa, CA 92320
Phone: (909) 795-1112


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