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Avg. test scores 39%
High school dipl. 16%
Bachelors degree 53%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      National City, CA School Districts

      • National Elementary School District
      • Sweetwater Union High School District

      There are a total of 14 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in National City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for National City, CA schools is 30%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In National City, CA, an average of 70.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 69.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Coronado, CA24,85267%36%
      Rancho San Diego, CA22,01855%13%
      Bostonia, CA16,29551%4%
      Santee, CA56,83949%1%
      Winter Gardens, CA21,25548%2%
      National City, CA60,34930%39%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Auburn, AL60,31863%28%
      Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
      Bristol, CT60,43744%10%
      Taylorsville, UT60,44832%36%
      Palm Harbor, FL60,23669%40%
      National City, CA60,34930%39%
      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.