La Mesa Mission Statement

In an ever-changing community, La Mesa Elementary School has a vision that ensures a safe, nurturing and flexible environment which each student can attain academic and social success through the collaboration and commitment of our students, teachers, parents and community.


Phillip  Menchaca    

La Mesa Elementary School

1 La Mesa Way, Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-1872 Phone  831-392-3442 Fax

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday   

8:00 AM - 2:25 PM

Wednesday  (Early Release Day)                      8:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Absences can be reported on the attendance line at: 831-649-1872.

When calling in for an absent student, please provide the following information:

  • Your child's full name

  • Name of your child's teacher

  • Reason for the absence

  • Your full name

  • Your relation to the child (parent, grandparent, etc.)

  • Date(s) your child will be absent

Contact Information

La Mesa School Site Military Liaison 

Jorge Favela

Presidio of Monterey School Liaison Officer  
Phone: (831) 242-6904

Naval Support Activity, Monterey School Liaison Officer

Dr. Cheryl McCloud 
Phone: (831) 656-1008

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

700 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940
831-645-1200 Phone


If you have questions, please call or visit the staff at

the front office. They will be happy to assist you.

The office is open Monday - Friday, during school

hours until 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays and school breaks.

The Parent Portal is a tool for you to stay informed and engaged in your child's education. The Parent Portal gives parents and guardians access to your student's grades, attendance, assignments and more. Please check the MPUSD website for more information.

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