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Fingertip Facts on Education in California - CalEdFacts

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Report of various statistics about California's public schools and districts for the 2011–12 school year.

Enrollment and number of school districts by type: 2011–12
District Type Number of Districts
Unified 338
Elementary 540
High 80
Other 85
Total 1,043
Enrollment and number of public schools by type: 2011–12
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 3,070,485 5,768
K-12 115,174 201
Middle 1,011,661 1,269
Junior high 27,918 46
High 1,789,772 1,304
Continuation 69,362 486
Alternative 65,332 247
Community day 8,225 270
Special education 24,361 132
Other 38,703 573
Total 6,220,993 10,296
Enrollment and number of charter schools by type: 2011–12
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 167,756 451
K-12 102,428 178
Middle 47,023 112
Junior high 585 2
High 118,444 268
Continuation 0 0
Alternative 0 0
Community day 1,271 3
Special education 0 0
Other 967 4
Total 438,474 1,018
Number of students in public schools by grade range: 2011–12
Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten through grade five 2,833,711
Grades six through eight 1,400,937
Grades nine through twelve 1,979,678
Ungraded programs 6,667
Total 6,220,993
Ethnic distribution of public school students: 2011–12
Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American not Hispanic 406,089 6.53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 42,539 0.68%
Asian 535,829 8.61%
Filipino 157,640 2.53%
Hispanic or Latino 3,236,942 52.03%
Pacific Islander 34,944 0.56%
White not Hispanic 1,626,507 26.15%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 130,947 2.10%
None Reported 49,556 0.80%
Total 6,220,993 100.00%
Number of graduates by race/ethnicity: 2010–11

Total: 410,476

Number of teachers in public schools: 2011–12
School Type Number of Teachers
Elementary schools 140,639
Middle and junior high schools 47,677
High schools 82,038
Other (includes continuation schools) 29,786
Total 300,140
Ethnic distribution of public school teachers: 2011–12

Ethnicity

Number of Male Teachers Number of Female Teachers Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 484 1,069 1,553
Asian 3,280 11,004 14,284
Pacific Islander 267 690 957
Filipino 1,031 2,952 3,983
Hispanic or Latino 14,257 35,917 50,174
African American 3,422 7,919 11,341
White (not Hispanic) 51,958 137,776 189,734
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 621 1,489 2,110
No Response 2,834 6,866 9,700
Total 78,154 205,682 283,836
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