Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Enrollment by Grade Comparison - CalEdFacts

This content is part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For similar information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

Report of enrollment by grade level for years 2017–18 through 2020–21, including percent change from one year to the next.

Grade Level Number of Schools
(2020–21*)
Enrollment
2017–18
Enrollment
2018–19
Enrollment
2019–20
Enrollment
2020–21
Increase or Decrease in Enrollment
2017–18 to
2018–19
Increase or Decrease in Enrollment
2018–19 to
2019–20
Increase or Decrease in Enrollment
2019–20 to
2020–21
Kindergarten 6,297 531,725 525,758 523,009 462,172 -1.12% -0.52% -11.63%
Grade 1 6,286 456,175 448,028 444,120 426,963 -1.79% -0.87% -3.86%
Grade 2 6,336 455,523 454,542 447,239 433,314 -0.22% -1.61% -3.11%
Grade 3 6,376 447,253 455,718 455,273 440,251 1.89% -0.10% -3.30%
Grade 4 6,387 466,660 448,061 456,361 448,103 -3.99% 1.85% -1.81%
Grade 5 6,448 472,202 467,215 448,701 450,355 -1.06% -3.96% 0.37%
Grade 6 4,875 486,261 471,008 465,730 441,675 -3.14% -1.12% -5.17%
Grade 7 3,554 477,308 487,027 471,541 460,703 2.04% -3.18% -2.30%
Grade 8 3,430 474,828 477,835 487,838 468,367 0.63% 2.09% -3.99%
Ungraded Elementary 24 371 0 0 0 -100.00% N/A N/A
Grade 9 2,384 495,277 493,903 500,397 501,926 -0.28% 1.31% 0.31%
Grade 10 2,602 483,745 492,690 496,819 496,383 1.85% 0.84% -0.09%
Grade 11 2,755 475,696 474,843 479,381 480,561 -0.18% 0.96% 0.25%
Grade 12 2,846 489,221 489,650 486,592 491,750 0.09% -0.62% 1.06%
Ungraded Secondary 26 8,168 0 0 0 -100.00% N/A N/A
Total 10,545 6,220,413 6,186,278 6,163,001 6,002,523 -0.55% -0.38% -2.60%

*Number of schools that reported enrollment in each grade.

Questions: Data Reporting Office | dro@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0219 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Recently Posted in Accessing Educational Data
  • Teaching Assignment Monitoring Outcomes (added 30-Jun-2022)
    Reports and data about teaching assignment monitoring outcomes disaggregated by subject area, school type, school grade span, teacher credential level, and teacher experience level. Data are reported in full-time equivalency (FTE) units.