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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 15 public schools in National City, CA, serving 10,215 students. National City has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
  • National City, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in National City have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
  • The top ranked public schools in National City, CA are Palmer Way, Ira Harbison and Integrity Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is more than the California public school average of 23:1.

Top National City, CA Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Palmer Way Math: 40% | Reading: 57%
    Rank:
    7/
    10
    , Top 50%
    2900 Palmer St.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8900

    Grades: K-6 | 554 students
  • Ira Harbison Math: 36% | Reading: 50%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    3235 E. Eighth St.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8200

    Grades: K-6 | 550 students
  • Integrity Charter Charter School
    Math: 40% | Reading: 44%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    701 National City Blvd.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-0808

    Grades: K-8 | 340 students
  • John A. Otis Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
    Rank:
    6/
    10
    , Top 50%
    621 E. 18th St.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8800

    Grades: K-6 | 469 students
  • Central Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 44%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    933 E Ave.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-7400

    Grades: K-6 | 607 students
  • Las Palmas Math: 33% | Reading: 43%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1900 E. 18th St.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8500

    Grades: K-6 | 662 students
  • Rancho De La Nacion Math: 32% | Reading: 39%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1830 E. Division St.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8100

    Grades: K-6 | 450 students
  • Granger Junior High School Math: 27% | Reading: 44%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2101 Granger Ave.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 472-6000

    Grades: 7-9 | 978 students
  • Olivewood Math: 30% | Reading: 41%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2505 F Ave.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8700

    Grades: K-6 | 623 students
  • Sweetwater High School Math: 18% | Reading: 51%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2900 Highland Ave.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 474-9700

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,739 students
  • El Toyon Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 32%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2000 E. Division St.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8000

    Grades: K-6 | 472 students
  • Kimball Math: 27% | Reading: 38%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    302 W. 18th St.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8300

    Grades: K-6 | 431 students
  • National City Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 40%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1701 D Ave.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-2600

    Grades: 7-8 | 787 students
  • Lincoln Acres Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank:
    4/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    2200 Lanoitan Ave.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8600

    Grades: K-6 | 553 students
  • National School District Preschool
    2401 E. 24th St.
    National City, CA 91950
    (619) 336-8670

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
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