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Enrollment/Number of Schools by Grade Span & Type - CalEdFacts

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Report of enrollment and number of schools in California public schools by grade span and type of school for the 2011–12 school year.

Elementary Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K 22 3,042

K–1

22 4,590

K–2

50 17,809

K–3

79 27,438

K–4

73 30,717

K–5

2,352 1,298,736

K–6

2,036 1,173,411

K–7

60 33,880

K–8

734 343,177

1–5

15 6,925

3–5

18 7,798

4–5

13 4,575

4–6

14 5,557

4–8

14 3,810

Other†

266 109,020

Total

5,768 3,070,485

Middle/Junior High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
4–8 12 6,124

5–8

110 79,223

6–8

768 643,921
6–9 19 14,765

7–8

294 226,726
7–9 20 14,186

Other†

131 83,585

Total

1,315 1,039,579

Kindergarten–Grade 12 Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–12 95 83,144
6–12 12 3,892
7–12 11 6,403
9–12 13 2,838

Other†

106 32,030

Total

201 115,174

High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–12 40 32,596

7–12

56 40,446

8–12

165 293,676

9–11

25 10,676

9–12

803 1,134,271

10–12

12 3,206

Other†

203 274,901

Total

1,304 1,789,772

Community Day Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–8 16 193

7–8

21 157

7–12

28 2,087

8–8

10 1,031

8–12

18 1,031

9–12

27 2,183

10–12

10 297

Other†

140 1,246

Total

270 8,225

Alternative Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–5 12 6,489
K–8 11 2,299

K–12

18 7,216

7–12

11 3,600
8–12 13 1,869

9–12

75 21,258
10–12 13 1,308

Other†

94 21,293

Total

247 65,332

Continuation High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
9–12 154 24071

10–12

195 29612

11–12

78 7797

Other†

59 7882

Total

486 69,362

Nonpublic Nonsectarian School§

Number of Schools Enrollment
324 8,034

All Other School Types††

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–12 14 2579

Other†

368 52451

Total

382 55,030

State Totals

Number of Schools Enrollment
10,296 6,220,993

*Grade span is the range of grade levels for which a school has reported enrollment. It may not represent all grade levels that a school supports. For instance, a small school may serve grades K–6, but if no kindergartners were enrolled in 2011–12, the grade span would be 1–6.

†Represents schools with various grade spans that are uncommon (fewer than 10 schools with those particular grade spans).

††Includes juvenile hall/court, county community, opportunity, California Education Authority, special education, preschool (with K-12 enrollment), district office, and state special schools.

§Nonpublic nonsectarian schools (NPSs) are CDE-certified private, nonsectarian schools that enroll individuals with exceptional needs that the district cannot provide services for.

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