PROFICIENCY 30% 21% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
30%National Elementary
30%National City

John A. Otis Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "National Elementary" in National City, CA. There are a total of 456 students and 20 teachers at John A. Otis Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 311 free lunch students and 44 reduced lunch students.

John A. Otis Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 30.0%, which is 21% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch311
Reduced lunch44


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At John A. Otis Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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John A. Otis Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 2.7% 1.9% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.5% 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 6.5% 8.3% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 88.9% 85.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.6% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% 1.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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National City demographics profile

StatisticNational CityCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)8,29123291
Median age32.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%52%55%
Speak English30%56%79%
Speak Spanish53%29%13%

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%
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