PROFICIENCY 54% 40% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #4 of 7 in Pacifica
  • Ranked #5 of 9 in Pacifica
  • Ranked #1882 of 10298 in California
Proficiency Averages

Ortega Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Pacifica" in Pacifica, CA. There are a total of 513 students and 22 teachers at Ortega Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 53 free lunch students and 24 reduced lunch students.

Ortega Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 53.5%, which is 40% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch53
Reduced lunch24


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 Ortega 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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Ortega Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian n/a 48.1% 24.1% 51.1%
African American n/a 1.1% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian n/a 11.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino n/a 22.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan n/a 0.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian n/a 0.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial n/a 15.7% 3.1% 3.1%

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Pacifica demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,06823291
Median age41.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%52%55%
Speak English74%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%

Education level achieved in Pacifica

Completed 8th grade93.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school92.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college77.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters14.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.9%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Ortega Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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