Ortega Elementary School

1283 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Ortega Elementary School serves 504 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Ortega Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Ortega Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Ortega Elementary School's student population of 504 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Ortega Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ortega Elementary School is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1973 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
24%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
53%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
15%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePacifica School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ortega Elementary School is Terra Nova High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Pacifica Independent Home Study (1.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pacifica Terra Nova High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 914 students
    0.3 miles
    1450 Terra Nova Blvd.
    Pacifica, CA 94044
    (650) 550-7600
    0.3 9-12 914
  • Pacifica Linda Mar Educational Center

    1.1 miles
    830 Rosita Rd.
    Pacifica, CA 94044
    (650) 738-6694
    1.1 n/a n/a
  • Pacifica Pacifica Independent Home Study Alternative School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 17 students
    1.2 miles
    830 Rosita Rd.
    Pacifica, CA 94044
    (650) 738-6694
    1.2 K-8 17
  • Pacifica Cabrillo Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-8 | 569 students
    1.4 miles
    601 Crespi Dr.
    Pacifica, CA 94044
    (650) 738-6660
    1.4 K-8 569
  • Pacifica Vallemar Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-8 | 515 students
    1.8 miles
    377 Reina Del Mar Ave.
    Pacifica, CA 94044
    (650) 738-6655
    1.8 K-8 515

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