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K-6
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La Mesa, CA
Students enrolled: 405

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5400 Maryland Avenue
La Mesa, CA 91941

(619) 668-5744
(619) 668-5746
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August 08, 2014
We love this school! My daughter's first year was as a Kindergartner last year, her teachers Mrs. Dullea and Mrs. Reisenfeld were GREAT! I am happy and glad that she gets to come back to this school, she enjoyed and learned so much and very quick! This year she's coming as a 1st Grader and we can't wait, what this good school has for her! Thanks for being Awesome Maryland Ave Elementary! Thanks to all the staff, Principal and Teachers!!

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May 06, 2014
I had the worst experience in these school. My son was mistreated in somany ways, specially when they decided to take control of his EIP hours without telling me. It wa so bad. I was so worry because they were hitting so many things from me, until I confronted them in a meeting. I'll I can think of, is that the State was giving them more money and that's the reason they took control without being upfront with us.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
My child is in kindergarten at Maryland and she loves it! Her teacher is amazing and she always raves about the staff. I love it because I've met so many other parents who are dedicated to their child's education and it is so nice having a sense of community amongst the parents. Highly recommend Maryland!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
I absolutely LOVE Maryland Avenue Elementary School. My kids love there teachers and the teachers show that they care for each and every student that comes through the door. The office staff is also very patient and some know each student by name. I wish more schools were like this.

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August 13, 2013
lousy. no different than any other school in the La Mesa Spring Valley School District. The Superintendant is doing a poor job.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2013
This is my school and it deserves a 10 it is such a great place if u are new to Vista and looking fo an elementry school pick Maryland

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2013
We are finding this school a delight! The atmosphere and the energy is positive, uplifting and very friendly. I have seen the principal and staff at every event and even bag groceries at Fresh n' Easy night. They are very accessible also. Each event put on by the PTA is very well attended!! The teachers are very dedicated. Our teacher has gone out of her way to help us. My child goes to school happy and comes home happy every day. That makes me happy!

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December 18, 2012
My son attends preschool at Maryland Avenue and I could not be more pleased. He has never been in any type of daycare or preschool setting before, so naturally I was nervous about his first preschool experience. The preschool teachers, Mrs. Woods, Mrs. Knapp, and Ms. Kaitlin were all very warm, reassuring, and welcoming. They provide a fantastic learning environment with lots of arts, crafts, music, reading, and general learning that prepares the children for Kindergarten. The teachers work well together and create an environment of friendship and teamwork among the children. My son is excited about preschool each day and never clings to me or cries when I drop him off. When I ask him his feedback on his preschool he usually says that he had a great day and will talk excitedly about the events of his school day. Lastly, the quality of the school grounds, class room materials, and snacks are high as well. I am thrilled and grateful for the high quality educational foundation my son is getting at the Maryland Ave Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2011
this year is my child's first year at this school and it has been a great experience. As a parent I had many concerns, down to the end but one I met his teacher, Mrs. Gasper, she is wonderful and eager for parental assistance. My son is learning so much and is eager to wake up early just to get to school I feel confident having my child there and proud of the hard work of the teachers and staff who work very hard to care for the kids and their safety.

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September 28, 2009
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May 30, 2009
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July 27, 2008
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September 08, 2007
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January 10, 2007
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September 21, 2006
Great school. The teachers, staff, and programs have been instrumental in my childrens' learning. The after school program is also terrific as well as the PTA. I recently moved out of the district and truly miss Maryland Ave.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I am extremely satisfied with Maryland Ave. Elem. My son is attending for his 4th year now and he really enjoys the overall atmosphere of the school. He gets involved in afterschool programs and we attend all of the fundraising events. My son attended a different school for his Kinder year and moving him to Maryland Ave. District was one of the best decisions I've made. Class size here at Maryland is better then most in San Diego School District. I do think that parent involvement is very important in any school, especially if you are unhappy about how things are being ran. Join the PTA or whatever it takes to voice your opinion to make changes when needed. Don't go unheard when it comes to your child's education!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
my child has went here for two years and has shown lots of growth. i like that the shcool has small classes and they try to get to know all the parents and get them involved in our kids school work.

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May 03, 2006
Mrs. Newman, 4th grade teacher is awesome. She really takes time to specialize to the needs of the individual student. The new principal is severly lacking in her interest and inclusion of the dhh students. Dr. Reed made sure to include all students and was very hands on.

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April 15, 2006
Maryland has a homey feel. The PTA is very active and provides a lot of extras for the students. The after school program is wonderful and very affordable. I like that the school offers alanguage program and after school science programs. My daughter loved having a male teacher.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2006
The teachers are extremely dedicated to the children. The school is very small so the class ratios are small. Creativity in classrooms is high.

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August 29, 2005
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August 16, 2005
Campus is too open - should be more secure during school hours.

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August 16, 2005
My daughter has really enjoyed the school and overall I am happy with the academic programs.

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August 15, 2005
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April 04, 2005
Maryland Avenue School is a very good public elementary. They have top test scores and great teachers. The new principal is like a breath of fresh air. Good parent participation and growing parent participation. The school has gotten a very diverse student body over the past 7 years. We currently have our youngest child enrolled for first grade. Our two oldest boys graduated from Maryland and when they entered Middle school were able to qualify for Gate placement. (The boys were not able to pass the gate test given in elementary!) Our third child is on an IEP and came out of a special day classroom. His current teacher has done wonderful with him and we will continue to keep him enrolled at Maryland in a regular ed classroom. We feel the extracurricular activities are lacking but feel we have plenty in out community to make up for this.

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April 01, 2005
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August 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
Great school, great PTA, Great Teachers and staff. Can't go wrong by choosing this school. Like with all schools there are some bumps in the road but none that can't easily be overcome. Teachers work hard at there jobs and you can see that teaching is still important to them. The PTA works hard to bring great events to all the students and to show the teachers how much they are appreciated.

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June 15, 2004
Maryland is a great school. I went there and my daughter went there. It has great teachers and is a nice location. They have a great deaf and hard of hearing program.

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May 03, 2004
As the parent of a Kindergartener, I have already experienced the joy of this wonderful school. It is a superb environment for students and parents alike to grow and learn from a knowledgable and caring staff. I look forward to many more years at Maryland Avenue.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2004
I have 3 children attending Maryland Avenue, with 6 more years to be a parent of M.A. We are very please with our children's education. The staff appears to work very well with each other. The key factor is the parent involvement. Open houses and PTA programs are always a sell out crowd. With that combination how can it not be a great school!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2004
I love this school my daughter has been attending for 3 years now, and she loves it. The teachers are great and the class sizes are small enough were every child gets that special help needed. Overall great school!

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October 10, 2003
This is a wonderful school, Thanks (in my opinion) to Dr. Reeds!!! He is a perfect example of a true born leader! He is kind, caring, and very involved in the school, students, and parents. He sets a high moral and learning standard by his everyday decisions and behaviors. My son is very shy, but feels very comfortable with talking, and interacting with Dr. Reeds. Dr. Reeds always makes himself available to the staff, students, and parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2003
When all is said and done, I will have been a Maryland Ave. parent for 12yrs. This is truly a wonderful school! The teachers, principal, and other staff are thoughtful and caring toward all students. My child loves going to school and learning. This is in great part credited to the teachers and principal. They go the extra mile to ensure all children are treated equally and fairly. Thank you Maryland Ave. School for giving not just my children, but all its children, a wonderful educational start in life.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2003
Maryland Ave. is an excellent school. The principal is attentive,professional and caring. Mr. Handley and Mrs. Goldman go the extra mile everyday with their students. Additionally, Miss Sunderman does a wonderful job challenging students that require work above their grade level.

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July 27, 2003
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Maryland Avenue Elementary School
5400 Maryland Avenue, La Mesa, CA  91941
(619) 668-5744
Last modified Maryland Avenue Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Maryland Avenue Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top