Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Lewis Middle School?

Welcome to Harvey Lewis Middle School! We are located in the Allied Gardens, Del Cerro area. We serve Grades 6-8 students from our local community and from other areas of San Diego. Our school has a strong focus on academics that has helped all students to improve learning, particularly in literacy and math. Lewis leads in technology and engineering instruction and in most cases incorporates technology for research, communication, and assessment. Our mission is to provide a rigorous core instruction that also includes a broad range of electives in music, the arts, technology, and foreign language.

Lewis teachers and administrators are committed to improving instructional practices that will lead to higher student achievement by providing a safe, challenging and innovative learning environment. Our students, parents, and staff are to be commended for improving our Academic Performance Index ranking to a score of 9 (on a scale of 10)! Our API scores have grown dramatically, with most of the gains coming from our African American and Hispanic populations. Our emphasis on literacy and math is helping us to close the gap in our subgroups. More effort is still needed to raise the achievement of our second-language students. We need to refine our instructional strategies to improve all our students' achievement in math and reading.

Is there a Counseling Center at Lewis Middle School?

The counseling center is fully staffed and open every school day. It is located in the main office.

Why are the backpacks so heavy?

Student backpacks do not need to be too heavy. Teachers will remind them daily which books are needed for homework and should be taken home. Books not required for the day's lesson should be kept at home.

Whom do I call if my child is ill?

Call the Attendance Office 24-hour phone at 619-510-4300, option 4, to report your child absent. All absences must be cleared by a parent or guardian within 72 hours. Please clearly state your child's name (please spell your child's last name), your relationship to the child and the reason for the absence. More information may be found on our Attendance webpage.

How do I register my child?

Please note:  During Online Learning, contact Mrs. Stadler and please also visit our Enrollment page here. 

You must come to the school office to personally register your student. The process takes about one hour. Please bring your child and the required documents, found on our Enrollment webage.

Where do I find more information about Lewis Middle School?

Visit the Parents tab on our website.

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