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Report of various data about California's public schools and districts for the 2023–24 school year or most recently available year.

Source: The student enrollment and teacher data are derived from data collected through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). Enrollment data come from the annual CALPADS Fall 1 submission and teacher data come from the annual CALPADS Fall 2 submission.

Enrollment and number of school districts by type: 2023–24
District Type Enrollment Number of Districts
Unified
3,979,023
345
Elementary
1,159,834
517
High
565,351
76
Other
133,482
81
Total
5,837,690
1,019
Enrollment and number of public schools by type: 2023–24
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary
2,770,657
5,856
K-12
318,772
371
Intermediate/Middle
862,237
1,261
Junior high
29,872
52
High
1,663,443
1,297
Alternative
88,789
336
Continuation
48,822
418
Community Day
2,499
122
County Community
13,947
71
Juvenile Court
2.290
49
Opportunity Schools
1,909
18
Special Education1
20,467
137
Other School Locations
271
9
District Offices2
5,278
N/A
Non-Public Sectarian (NPS)
8,437
N/A
Total*
5,837,690
9,997

1 Includes State Special Schools.

2 "District Offices" do not have a unique school code (0000000) but have reported TK/K-12 enrollment at the district-level.

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

Enrollment and number of charter schools by type: 2023–24
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary
227,740
548
K-12
291,995
328
Intermediate/Middle
50,077
123
Junior High
622
4
High
133,251
259
Other
5,945
19
Total
709,630
1,281
Number of students in public schools by grade range: 2023–24
Grade Level Number of Students
Grades TK/K–5
2,606,287
Grades 6–8
1,317,421
Grades 9–12
1,913,982
Total
5,837,690
Racial/Ethnic distribution of public-school students: 2023–24
Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American not Hispanic
287,380
4.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native
25,424
0.4%
Asian
576,459
9.9%
Filipino
130,095
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino
3,275,030
56.1%
Pacific Islander
23,765
0.4%
White not Hispanic
1,183,450
20.3%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic
269,631
4.6%
None Reported
66,456

1.1%

Total
5,837,690
100.0%
Number of Regular HS Diploma Graduates: 2022–23

Total: 440,117

Number of teachers in public schools: 2018–19

2018–19 is the latest teacher data available. The CDE anticipates releasing updated teacher data later in 2024.

School Type Number of Teachers
Elementary schools
146,521
Middle and junior high schools
47,374
High schools
83,206
Other (includes continuation schools)
41,903
Total
319,004

*Data has duplicate count of teachers if they teach at multiple agencies.

Ethnic distribution of public-school teachers: 2018–19

2018–19 is the latest teacher data available. The CDE anticipates releasing updated teacher data later in 2024.

Ethnicity Number of Male Teachers Number of Female Teachers Total
American Indian or Alaska Native
476
1,103
1,579
Asian
4,203
13,664
17,867
Pacific Islander
270
655
925
Filipino
1,250
3,458
4,708
Hispanic or Latino
17,756
47,148
64,904
African American
3,705
8,293
11,998
White (not Hispanic)
49,590
138,639
188,229
Two or More Races Not Hispanic
825
2,160
2,985
No Response
3,965
10,310
14,275
Total*
82,040
225,430
307,470

*Some totals in the public-school Teachers table may not match due to difference in reporting strategy.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 16, 2024
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