66 out of 10GreatSchools

Murray Manor Elementary School

La Mesa, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 681


Murray Manor Elementary School
8305 El Paso Street
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 668-5865
Murray Manor Elementary School is located in La Mesa, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Reviews11 Reviews

We have been nothing but pleased by Murray Manor. It is our neighborhood school and my son has been attending since Kindergarten (now in 3rd). While no school is perfect, this is a really great neighborhood school. Here are a few things that I have found special about this school. 1. Parents care deeply about their kids. People are really nice and appropriately involved. There does not seem to be competition among parents that I have heard about in other schools. It feels like every parent is rooting for the success of every child at the school. Parents help out and volunteer when they can. 2. The kids are nice kids. We had one issue with a kid picking on my son, but by in large it is the exception and not the rule. The kids are well mannered and respectful for the most part. 3. It is a diverse school, which I think adds a lot to learning. Many students are from different socio-economic groups and backgrounds. There is no typical students but a beautiful blend of cultures and ideas. I love that you can hear several different languages on campus! 4. The teachers are fantastic! Everyone seems to have a different favorite teacher, but so far, they have all been great. They care deeply about their profession and their students. The teachers work as a team and know all the kids in their grade. I have long felt that La Mesa is a hidden gem in San Diego. Murray Manor is one of the reasons that I love my neighborhood so much!
My son has been going to Murray Manor for a few years now. We considered private school, but at the end of the day, public was in the best interest of our family. It was the best decision we could have made! The teachers are wonderful - they know all of the students, their personality, and their skills & weaknesses. They push them to succeed, which is key for growth. The Principal, Mrs. Miller, has created a solid community of kids learning from each other and supporting each other, with a focus on the entire child thriving, not just their academic abilities. The PTA is very involved and does A LOT for our school - thank you! The after-school program (ESS) is fantastic as well. They are always playing games, helping with homework, and treat the kids with kindness & respect. ESS also coordinates with vetted outside vendors to allow kids to take extra curricular activities, such as karate, art, engineering, and Spanish. Murray Manor is a great school! A diverse community made up of teachers, administrators, and parents who genuinely care. Go for a tour, check it out, and look beyond the test scores.
Not great, my 1st grader enjoyed his experience due to his teacher. My daughter did not have the most positive year. As parents, we were amazed at the lack of communication.
We moved our son to Murray Manor last year and have not regretted one day!! He has Asperger's Syndrome and was bullyed at his previous school. When we found Murray Manor it was literally a breath of fresh air. He now has "Autism Advocates" that help him socialize better on the playground, his teachers work with him, the facility listen to him at lunchtime when he's stressed and the Principal understands the need for a safe environment for all the children. The children that have formed this speical group to support my child should be commended along with their parents for being supportive at home and at school. With the state of our schools these days, it's so much harder for the teachers and facility. I wish we could spread Murray Manor's collective Team concept to all schools and create an environment of education to bring the next generation to it's highest potential...
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