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Enrollment/Number of Schools by Grade Span & Type

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Report of enrollment and number of schools in California public schools by grade span and type of school for the 2019–20 school year.

Elementary Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K
25 2,608

K–1

20 4,218

K–2

50 15,654

K–3

55 19,551

K–4

74 30,304

K–5

2,572 1,294,205

K–6

1,942 1,073,305

K–7

33 16,231

K–8

929 459,386

1–5

10 4,184

3–5

21 8,833

4–5

8 2,890

4–6

14 5,991

4–8

18 8,323

Other†

116 33,936

Total

5,887 2,979,617

Middle/Junior High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
4–8
10 4,913

5–8

717 30,091

6–8

881 690,375
6–9
10 7,046

7–8

324 261,607
7–9
11 6,941

Other†

24 8,791

Total

1,331 999,764

Kindergarten–Grade 12 Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–12
177 168,892
6–12
78 50,689
7–12
8 1,923
9–12
15 9,753

Other†

81 39,519

Total

359 270,776

High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–12
4 1,773

7–12

75 45,990

8–12

10 14,450

9–11

10 1,972

9–12

1,166 1,656,787

10–12

11 7,394

Other†

46 15,738

Total

1,322 1,744,104

Community Day Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–8
5 52

7–8

11 73

7–12

18 793

8–8

8 20

8–12

10 272

9–12

16 774

10–12

6 71

Other†

73 1,245

Total

147 3,300

Alternative Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–5
19 7,693
K–8
15 4,369

K–12

24 6,978

7–12

15 2,855
8–12
5 544

9–12

80 20,901
10–12
13 1,870

Other†

97 13,884

Total

268 59,094

Continuation High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
9–12
108 12,360

10–12

189 23,694

11–12

115 13,476

Other†

13 413

Total

425 49,943

Nonpublic Nonsectarian Schools

Number of Schools Enrollment
444
10,708

All Other School Types

Number of Schools Enrollment

405

45,695

State Totals

Number of Schools Enrollment
10,588
6,163,001

*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, April 29, 2021
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