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Enrollment by Grade Comparison - CalEdFacts

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Report of enrollment by grade level for years 2020–21 through 2022–23, including percent change from one year to the next.

Grade Level Number of Schools
(2023–24*)
Enrollment
2021–22
Enrollment
2022–23
Enrollment
2023–24
Increase or Decrease in Enrollment
2021–22 to
2022–23
Increase or Decrease in Enrollment
2022–23 to
2023–24
Transitional Kindergarten**
5,235
N/A
N/A
151,491
N/A
N/A
Kindergarten***
6,165
469,928
495,811
370,750
5.51%
-25-22%
Grade 1
6,215
408,671
408,992
396,408
0.08%
-3.08%
Grade 2
6,221
421,662
412,063
414,486
-2.28%
0.59%
Grade 3
6,228
427,015
422,562
416,362
-1.04%
-1.47%
Grade 4
6,226
433,523
427,660
426,194
-1.35%
-0.34%
Grade 5
6,243
441,608
433,631
430,596
-1.81%
-0.70%
Grade 6
4,668
441,390
438,615
433,670
-0.63%
-1.13%
Grade 7
3,171
435,779
440,296
440.688
1.04%
0.09%
Grade 8
3,237
456,769
436,192
443,063
-4.50%
1.58%
Grade 9
2,207
484,921
482,164
466,915
-0.57%
-3.16%
Grade 10
2,396
495,868
482,613
477,313
-2.67%
-1.10%
Grade 11
2,550
479,779
483,009
470,608
0.67%
-2.57%
Grade 12
2,588
495,327
488,936
499,146
-1.29%
2.09%
Total
10,581
5,892,240
5,852,544
5,837,690
-0.67%
-0.25%

*Number of schools that reported enrollment in each grade.
**Pursuant to Education Code Section 60900(a)(4)(A), beginning in 2023–24, the CDE began collecting TK as a separate grade-level.
***The percentage decrease in Kindergarten enrollment from 2022–23 to 2023–24 is due to Kindergarten students participating in the TK program in 2022–23 being enrolled in the TK grade in 2023–24.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 16, 2024
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