National City school information

IndexNational CityCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores30%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools148,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The National City, CA educational system consists of 14 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. National City public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 21% lower than than the California average and 39% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of National City public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 70.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 69.6% have completed high school, 14.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in National City are 39% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in National City.
  • 70.6% of people in National City have completed 8th grade.
  • 69.6% of people in National City have completed high school.
  • 14.2% of people in National City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in National City

IndexNational CityCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade70.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school69.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college45.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters2.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in National City (high school & post-secondary)

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Coronado, CA24,85267%36%
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Santee, CA56,83949%1%
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Auburn, AL60,31863%28%
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Source: The National City, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.