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Report of various statistics about California's public schools and districts for the 2014–15 school year.

Enrollment and number of school districts by type: 2014–15
District Type Number of Districts
Unified 343
Elementary 527
High 77
Other 75
Total 1,022
Enrollment and number of public schools by type: 2014–15
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 3,112,698 5,825
K-12 138,724 242
Middle 994,506 1,301
Junior high 27,896 46
High 1,776,132 1,337
Continuation 60,027 460
Alternative 63,331 259
Community day 4,225 204
Special education 21,507 133
Other 36,474 586
Total* 6,235,520 10,393

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

Enrollment and number of charter schools by type: 2014–15
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 210,086 516
K-12 126,392 217
Middle 57,402 144
Junior high 841 3
High 143,998 285
Continuation 0 0
Alternative 122 1
Community day 2 1
Special education 0 0
Other 2,208 6
Total 541,051 1,173
Number of students in public schools by grade range: 2014–15
Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten through grade five 2,878,993
Grades six through eight 1,400,737
Grades nine through twelve 1,949,755
Ungraded programs 6,035
Total 6,235,520
Ethnic distribution of public school students: 2014–15
Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American not Hispanic 373,280 6.16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 36,755 0.62%
Asian 545,720 8.70%
Filipino 158,224 2.43%
Hispanic or Latino 3,344,431 53.25%
Pacific Islander 31,513 0.53%
White not Hispanic 1,531,088 25.00%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 175,700 2.68%
None Reported 38,809 0.63%
Total 6,235,520 100.00%
Number of graduates by race/ethnicity: 2013–14

Total: 421,636

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: Monday, September 21, 2015

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