Superintendent's Message

Lemon Grove Learners have a lot to show for growth this year,
 
• English Language Arts - LGSD has begun to narrow the achievement gap in comparison to state & county student performance averages. This past year we narrowed the state gap to 4% & county gap to 11%. In addition, the 6th & 7th grade students surpassed the state average & our 8th grade students are on par.
 
• English Language Arts - LGSD met our LCAP goal of 46%. Lemon Grove School District also had the highest gain (12%) of any district in San Diego County from 2015 - 2018. In addition, our Economically Disadvantaged, African American, Filipino and Hispanic student groups are equal to or above the state and county student performance averages.
 
• Mathematics - LGSD has also begun to narrow the achievement gap in comparison to state & county student performance averages. This past year they narrowed the state gap to 3% & county gap to 9%. In addition, the 7th & 8th grade students surpassed the state average & 8th grade students are on par with the county.
 
• Mathematics - LGSD made the highest gains (9%) of any district in San Diego County from 2015 - 2018. In addition, our Economically Disadvantaged, African American, Filipino & Hispanic student groups are equal to or above the state & county student performance average.
 
• In 2018-2019, the Lemon Grove School District centralized $1.2 million of the Local Control Funding Formula Supplemental Concentration previously allocated to school sites.
 
• School sites received $2.1 million in Art, Music & P.E. Teachers, Professional Development Days, Push-in Support Instructional Coaches, Social Workers, Academic Counselor & Classroom Tech. (including student ChromeBooks).
 
• Increased school site supplies allocation by 16.6% in 2018-19, from $30 per student to $35 per student. In 2019-20, per pupil supplies allocation will increase by another 3.5% to $36.20 per student.
 
• Implementation of Board-adopted facilities/maintenance refresh schedule to ensure schools are clean and reflect attractive learning spaces.
 
• District created and board adopted Revised Student Wellness Policy and Strategic Wellness Plan.
 
• Implementation of 21st Century Learning Spaces pilot program benefiting all schools.
 
Thank you to our dedicated staff for making Lemon Grove School District the #BestSchoolDistrictOnEarth
 
Yours in Education,
Dr. Kimberly Berman
Superintendent