School Details

John A. Otis Elementary School

621 East 18th Street, National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-8800
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 454 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

35%
46%
56%
35%
58%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • National Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
37%
46%
64%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • National Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
60%
65%
68%
73%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • National Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
54%
60%
90%
65%
65%
37%
37%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • National Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
58%
60%
79%
58%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • National Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John A. Otis Elementary School is a public middle school in National City. The principal of John A. Otis Elementary School is Leticia Hernandez, whose e-mail is l.hernandez@national.k12.ca.us. 454 students attend John A. Otis Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 68% of the John A. Otis Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 454 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John A. Otis Elementary School is 19:1. National City Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 88% 81%
Filipino 4% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% 0.8%
Multiracial 1% %
Unspecified 0.2% 0.05%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 99%
Limited English proficiency 68% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My experience with this school was very different from South Bay District. i personally didn't like the staff or my child's teachers. They were not friendly or helpful in giving the right information out to the parents or have some short of resources for many families that are illiterate.

  • (9 years ago)

    I recommed you to send your kids to otis school. The staff is very involved with the parent in the education of the kids. Any problems and they call the parents on the spot.

  • (11 years ago)

    The discipline policy at this school is poor. Students find the punishments for their actions a joke.

  • (11 years ago)

    Principal lacks the qualities that promote a positive learning and teaching atmosphere. I would strongly encourage anyone that is considering enrolling their child in this school to please reconsider.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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