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School Facilities Fingertip Facts


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  1. Public K-12 Projected Enrollment 2011-16 (5 years) See also:
    California Public K-12 Enrollment and High school Graduate Projection by County - 2011 Series External link opens in new window or tab.
    (Department of Finance Demographic Unit)
    Based on Department of Finance October 2011 estimates of graded enrollment

    Grade Level 2011-12 2015-16 Five Year Change Change Per Year
    K-6
    3,313,780
    3,375,990
    62,210
    12,442
    7-8
    933,538
    937,462
    3,924
    785
    9-12
    1,970,565
    1,929,682
    -40,883
    -8,177
    TOTAL
    6,217,883
    6,243,134
    25,251
    5,050
  1. Statewide New Construction and Modernization Classroom Need
    Based on eligibility documents on file with the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) as of August 26, 2009 and projects for which only a design apportionment has been made, the five-year need for new classrooms and the modernization of existing classrooms is:

    New Construction Five-Year Need
    Grade Level Projected unhoused students Classrooms needed 2009-2014* Classrooms needed per year Classrooms needed per day
    K-6
    292,285
    11,619
    2,338
    6
    7-8
    79,517
    2,945
    589
    2
    9-12
    200,407
    7,425
    1,485
    4
    TOTAL
    572,209
    21,989
    4,412
    12

    Modernization Five-Year Need
    Grade Level Students in classrooms over 25 years old Classrooms to be modernized 2009-2014* Classrooms to be modernized per year Classrooms to be modernized per day
    K-6
    464,260
    18,570
    3,714
    10
    7-8
    174,972
    6,480
    1,296
    4
    9-12
    279,801
    10,363
    2,073
    6
    TOTAL
    919,033
    35,413
    7,083
    20

    *Based on 25 students per K-6 classroom and 27 students per 7-12 classroom.
  1. Statewide New Construction and Modernization Funding Need
    The state share of funding, including district financial hardship costs, for approved but unfunded projects and for projects for which eligibility documents have been filed with the Office of Public School Construction as of August 26, 2009 is:

    State Share 5 Year Need Per Year
    New construction (50% state share) $7.8 billion $1.58 billion
    Modernization (60% state share) $3.5 billion $0.7 billion
    TOTAL (Rounded) $11.3 billion $2.28 billion
  1. State K-12 General Obligation Bond History

    Year Dollars
    1982 $550 M
    1984 $450 M
    1986 $800 M
    1988 (June) $800 M
    1988 (Nov.) $800 M
    1990 (June) $800 M
    1990 (Nov.) $800 M
    1992 (June) $1.9 B
    1992 (Nov.) $900 M
    1994 (June) $1.0 B (failed by 0.4%)
    1996 (March) $2.03 B
    1998 (Nov.) $6.7 B (for 4 years)
    2002 (Nov.) $11.4 B
    2004 (March) $10.0 B
    2006 (Nov.) $7.33 B

Million (M); Billion (B)

  1. Public School Data 2010-11. See also: Dataquest and Student Demographics.

    Number of District, 1,050
    Number Type of District
    546 Elementary Districts
    334 Unified Districts
    82 High School Districts
    88 County Offices, California Youth Authority, and State Special Schools

    Number of Public Schools 9,895

    Number Type of School
    5,759 Elementary Schools
    1,305 Middle/Jr. High Schools
    1,290 High Schools
    1,541 Continuation (Cont.), Alternative (Alt.), etc.

Number of Classrooms: 306,918*

Number of Classrooms over 25 years old 217,461 (71%)

Number of Charter Schools: 919

Charter School Enrollment: 375,358 (5.69% of K-12 enrollment)

*Number of classrooms based on the number of schools.

  1. Basic Construction Data
    These are average costs based on the allowances provided in the State's School Facility Program as presented in the OPSC's August 26, 2009 version of "School Facility Program Statistical and Fiscal Data." Local costs may vary due to district educational program needs and the local building economy.
    School Level Construction Cost per Student* Students per School Construction Cost per School Square Feet per Student School Site Size (Acres)** Cost per Square Foot Land Cost at 25% of Construction Cost Total Cost
    Elementary $16,669 600 $10,001,400 71 9.6 $235 $2,500,350 $12,501,750
    Middle $18,398 1,000 $18,398,000 85 21.9 $216 $4,499,500 $22,997,500
    High $21,928 1,800 $39,470,400 92 44.5 $238 $9,876,600 $49,338,000

*Cost based on twice the state share (as of August 26, 2009) provided in the "School Facility Program." Includes design fees, furniture, equipment, and construction.

**Based on the number of students per school and the guidelines in "School Site Analysis and Development," California Department of Education, 2000 Edition.

Questions:   Shannon Farrell-Hart | sfarrell@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3923
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