National School District
The National School District is comprised of 10 public schools offering grades K-6. One location offers preschool. In addition to regular curriculum, the National School District offers extended programming and summer camps through its WINGS and Camp WINGS programs.
Sweetwater Union High School District
The Sweetwater Union High School District has four campuses in National City, including its founding and namesake school, Sweetwater High, offering instruction primarily in grades 7-12. In addition to the high school which is steeped in tradition, National City Middle and Granger Junior High offer secondary instruction and National City Adult offers high school equivalency and continuing education.
Southwestern Community College District
One half of the award-winning Education Village in Downtown National City is dedicated to Southwestern College’s Higher Education Center. Course offerings include an acclaimed dental hygienist program.
South County Regional Education Center – San Diego County Office of Education
The South County Regional Education Center was born out of a growing need to advance student and teacher training using the best presentation and communication tools available today. It exists to continue the traditions established at SDCOE's main campus, which is to "...improve student achievement, educational leadership and home/school partnerships through the use of advanced technologies.”
Its location in National City makes it accessible for educators in the ever expanding school districts in the South Bay.