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Report of various statistics about California's public schools and districts for the 2015–16 school year.

Enrollment and number of school districts by type: 2015–16
District Type Number of Districts
Unified 343
Elementary 526
High 77
Other 79
Total 1,025
Enrollment and number of public schools by type: 2015–16
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 3,106,462 5,858
K-12 152,693 262
Middle 990,159 1,298
Junior high 28,679 48
High 1,769,487 1,339
Continuation 55,899 452
Alternative 62,005 261
Community day 3,669 193
Special education 21,147 132
Other 36,537 610
Total* 6,226,737 10,453

*The total enrollment count includes students enrolled in charter schools.

Enrollment and number of charter schools by type: 2015–16
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 215,795 536
K-12 163,741 261
Middle 55,851 143
Junior high 1,065 6
High 130,294 259
Continuation 0 0
Alternative 0 0
Community day 2 1
Special education 0 0
Other 6,004 16
Total 572,752 1,222
Number of students in public schools by grade range: 2015–16
Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten through grade five 2,871,454
Grades six through eight 1,407,542
Grades nine through twelve 1,941,009
Ungraded programs 6,732
Total 6,226,737
Ethnic distribution of public school students: 2015–16
Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American not Hispanic 361,752 5.81%
American Indian or Alaska Native 34,704 0.56%
Asian 551,229 8.85%
Filipino 156,166 2.51%
Hispanic or Latino 3,360,562 53.97%
Pacific Islander 30,436 0.49%
White not Hispanic 1,500,932 24.10%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 192,146 3.09%
None Reported 38,810

0.62%

Total 6,226,737 100.00%
Number of graduates by race/ethnicity: 2014–15

Total: 426,982

Number of teachers in public schools: 2014–15
School Type Number of Teachers
Elementary schools
144,073
Middle and junior high schools
46,705
High schools
79,944
Other (includes continuation schools)
24,303
Total
295,025
Ethnic distribution of public school teachers: 2014–15

Ethnicity

Number of Male Teachers Number of Female Teachers Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 475 1,052 1,527
Asian 3,662 12,331 15,993
Pacific Islander 264 675 939
Filipino 1,134 3,173 4,307
Hispanic or Latino 15,033 39,956 54,989
African American 3,448 7,929 11,377
White (not Hispanic) 51,401 140,285 191,686
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 648 1,637 2,285
No Response 3,149 8,773 11,922
Total* 79,214 215,811 295,025

*Some totals in the Public School Teachers table may not match due to difference in reporting strategy.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 29, 2016
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