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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 2016–17 school year.

Elementary Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K
24 3,080

K–1

24 5,531

K–2

50 17,071

K–3

65 25,046

K–4

64 25,798

K–5

2,522 1,341,475

K–6

1,974 1,132,471

K–7

34 16,015

K–8

895 439,611

1–5

9 4,741

3–5

24 10,671

4–5

11 4,183

4–6

18 7,445

4–8

18 8,680

Other†

137 41,825

Total

5,869 3,083,643

Middle/Junior High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
4–8
8 4,494

5–8

74 34,649

6–8

888 704,406
6–9
4 2,310

7–8

327 253,639
7–9
11 7,077

Other†

36 14,894

Total

1,348 1,021,469

Kindergarten–Grade 12 Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–12
148 125,474
6–12
68 44,551
7–12
9 5,145
9–12
8 1,702

Other†

92 32,822

Total

325 209,694

High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–12
2 182

7–12

77 52,344

8–12

15 12,383

9–11

11 3,417

9–12

1,012 1,405,432

10–12

14 3,824

Other†

182 263,993

Total

1,313 1,741,575

Community Day Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–8
9 85

7–8

15 97

7–12

15 631

8–8

5 20

8–12

13 297

9–12

21 920

10–12

11 339

Other†

88 1,188

Total

177 3,577

Alternative Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–5
18 8,525
K–8
16 3,720

K–12

21 6,316

7–12

1 52
8–12
9 876

9–12

81 21,045
10–12
13 2,605

Other†

100 16,555

Total

259 59,694

Continuation High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
9–12
110 12,212

10–12

194 25,637

11–12

103 11,117

Other†

34 4,473

Total

441 53,439

Nonpublic Nonsectarian School§

Number of Schools Enrollment
325
10,881

All Other School Types††

Number of Schools Enrollment
420 44,263

State Totals

Number of Schools Enrollment
10,477
6,228,235

*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 2013–14, 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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Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 13, 2017