Features at a glance
School-based sports and athletics clubs
A quality preschool school
Parent involvement programs, including a parent center
Wellness programs and onsite wellness coordinator
Safe and inclusive anti-bullying leadership programs
Before and after school care
Gifted and Talented Education
Integrated project-based learning
2020 Distinguished School Award Winner
Leif Ericson Elementary is known as the "extra effort" school. Nestled in an ethnically and culturally diverse area of Mira Mesa. Our student body represents 27 languages. Ericson offers a highly trained staff and faculty to serve all students, from IEP through GATE/Seminar. The entire teaching staff is BCLAD/CLAD or SB 1969 certified.
We provide intervention support for students at risk of not meeting grade-level standards through the development of a supportive Learning Contract. Additional support is given by push-in teachers, and parent volunteers. In the primary grades we focus on reading and language arts. In the upper grades we focus on reading and math pull in and push out support.
While we are proud of our academic work, we also make certain to provide for students' social-emotional needs. Our Student Study Team made up of classroom teachers, District counselor, school nurse, school psychologist, resource specialists and administrator provide needed academic, behavioral and health interventions.
For several years, we have been a California Distinguished School and a Title I Academic Award winner. A spirit of collaboration and dedication reflects our "extra effort" school as administrators and staff provide outstanding service by working together with students, parents and the community to maximize learning.
At the heart of our school is the relationship between families and staff. Our staff is dedicated, caring and they also put in the extra effort to support all children. We aim to treat and support children as if they are our own. Many teachers use Class Dojo and other online supports to clearly communicate with parents and families. Staying connected, communication, and caring are our top priority.