Top 10 Best National City Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 11,603 students in National City, CA (there are 3 private schools, serving 382 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in National City, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in National City, CA are Palmer Way, Kimball and Integrity Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
National City, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 19% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in National City have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in National City, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Palmer Way
(Math: 28% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Palmer St.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8900
Grades: K-6
| 457 students
Rank: #22.
Kimball
(Math: 30% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
302 W. 18th St.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8300
Grades: K-6
| 397 students
Rank: #33.
Integrity Charter
Charter School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
701 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-0808
Grades: K-8
| 384 students
Rank: #44.
John A. Otis Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
621 E. 18th St.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8800
Grades: K-6
| 398 students
Rank: #55.
National City Middle School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 D Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-2600
Grades: 7-8
| 682 students
Rank: #66.
Las Palmas
(Math: 24% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 E. 18th St.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8500
Grades: K-6
| 504 students
Rank: #77.
Granger Junior High School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 Granger Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 472-6000
Grades: 7-9
| 832 students
Rank: #88.
Ira Harbison
(Math: 17% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3235 E.eighth St.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8200
Grades: K-6
| 394 students
Rank: #99.
Sweetwater High School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2900 Highland Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 474-9700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,804 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
El Toyon Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 E. Division St.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8000
Grades: K-6
| 476 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Lincoln Acres
(Math: 20% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 Lanoitan Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8600
Grades: K-6
| 485 students
Rank: #1212.
Olivewood
(Math: 17% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2505 F Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8700
Grades: K-6
| 469 students
Rank: #1313.
Rancho De La Nacion
(Math: 19% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1830 E. Division St.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8100
Grades: K-6
| 362 students
Rank: #1414.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
933 E Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-7400
Grades: K-6
| 491 students
Rank: #1515.
San Diego Workforce Innovation High School
Charter School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2 Euclid Ave., Ste. A
National City, CA 91950
(619) 432-4690
Grades: 9-12
| 2,468 students
Rank: n/an/a
2401 E. 24th St.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8670
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in National City, California

National City, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2400 Euclid Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 267-1294
Grades: K-8
| 179 students
800 National City Blvd
National City, CA 91950
(619) 470-5211
Grades: PK-12
| 609 students
800 National City Blvd., Ste.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 470-5218
Grades: 7-12
| 62 students
800 National City Blvd
National City, CA 91950
(619) 470-5211
Grades: 7-12
| 115 students
800 National City Blvd
National City, CA 91950
(619) 470-5211
Grades: 7-12
| 172 students
800 National City Blvd
National City, CA 91950
(619) 470-5211
Grades: 7-12
| 148 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in National City, CA?
The top ranked public schools in National City, CA include Palmer Way, Kimball and Integrity Charter.
How many public schools are located in National City, CA?
16 public schools are located in National City, CA.
What percentage of students in National City, CA go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in National City, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in National City, CA?
National City, CA public schools minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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