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Largest & Smallest Public School Districts - CalEdFacts

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Report of the largest and smallest public school districts in California for the 2011–12 school year.

Largest Districts

Rank District Enrollment Statewide Cumulative Enrollment Percent of Cumulative Enrollment
1 Los Angeles Unified 662,140 662,140 10.64%
2 San Diego Unified 131,016 793,156 12.75%
3 Long Beach Unified 83,691 876,847 14.10%
4 Fresno Unified 74,235 951,082 15.29%
5 Elk Grove Unified 62,123 1,013,205 16.29%
6 Santa Ana Unified 57,250 1,070,455 17.21%
7 San Francisco Unified 56,222 1,126,677 18.11%
8 San Bernardino City Unified 54,378 1,181,055 18.99%
9 Corona-Norco Unified 53,467 1,234,522 19.84%
10 Capistrano Unified 53,170 1,287,692 20.70%
11 Garden Grove Unified 47,999 1,335,691 21.47%
12 Sacramento City Unified 47,939 1,383,630 22.24%
13 San Juan Unified 47,245 1,430,875 23.00%
14 Oakland Unified 46,472 1,477,347 23.75%
15 Riverside Unified 42,403 1,519,750 24.43%
16 Sweetwater Union High 40,619 1,560,369 25.08%
17 Fontana Unified 40,592 1,600,961 25.74%
18 Clovis Unified 39,040 1,640,001 26.36%
19 Stockton Unified 38,810 1,678,811 26.99%
20 Kern Union High 37,505 1,716,316 27.59%
21 Moreno Valley Unified 35,690 1,752,006 28.16%
22 Poway Unified 34,569 1,786,575 28.72%
23 Mt. Diablo Unified 33,987 1,820,562 29.26%
24 San Jose Unified 33,306 1,853,868 29.80%
25 Fremont Unified 32,829 1,886,697 30.33%

Smallest Districts

Rank District  Enrollment Statewide Cumulative Enrollment Percent of Cumulative Enrollment
1019 Jefferson Elementary 18 6,220,703 100.00%
1020 Laguna Joint Elementary 18 6,220,721 100.00%
1021 Trinity Center Elementary 17 6,220,739 100.00%
1022 Orick Elementary 17 6,220,756 100.00%
1023 Oak Run Elementary 17 6,220,773 100.00%
1024 Elkins Elementary 15 6,220,790 100.00%
1025 Silver Fork Elementary 14 6,220,805 100.00%
1026 Maple Creek Elementary 14 6,220,819 100.00%
1027 Indian Springs Elementary 14 6,220,833 100.00%
1028 Klamath River Union Elementary 13 6,220,847 100.00%
1029 Hot Springs Elementary 13 6,220,860 100.00%
1030 Cox Bar Elementary 12 6,220,873 100.00%
1031 Coffee Creek Elementary 10 6,220,885 100.00%
1032 Plum Valley Elementary 10 6,220,895 100.00%
1033 La Grange Elementary 10 6,220,905 100.00%
1034 Panoche Elementary 10 6,220,915 100.00%
1035 Kashia Elementary 10 6,220,925 100.00%
1036 Willow Grove Union Elementary 10 6,220,935 100.00%
1037 Bogus Elementary 9 6,220,945 100.00%
1038 Lincoln Elementary 9 6,220,954 100.00%
1039 Green Point Elementary 9 6,220,963 100.00%
1040 Forks of Salmon Elementary 8 6,220,972 100.00%
1041 Union Joint Elementary 8 6,220,980 100.00%
1042 Blake Elementary 5 6,220,988 100.00%
1043 Sierra County Office of Education 2 6,220,993 100.00%

The statewide total enrollment is 6,220,993.

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