1283 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Ortega Elementary School serves 504 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Ortega Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

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

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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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Ortega Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1610 out of 9659 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
23:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 504 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 30%)

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