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Largest & Smallest Public School Districts

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Report of the largest and smallest public school districts in California for the 2021–22 school year.

Largest Districts

Rank District Enrollment Statewide Cumulative Enrollment
1 Los Angeles Unified 548,338 548,338
2 San Diego Unified 114,467 662,805
3 Fresno Unified 72,455 735,260
4 Long Beach Unified 67,573 802,833
5 Elk Grove Unified

63,041

865,874
6 San Francisco Unified 55,592 921,466
7 San Bernardino City Unified 51,013 972,479
8 Corona-Norco Unified 50,889 1,023,368
9 Capistrano Unified 49,974 1,073,342
10 San Juan Unified 49,220 1,122,562
11 Oakland Unified 46,600 1,169,162
12 Santa Ana Unified 44,102 1,213,264
13 Sacramento City Unified 43,830 1,257,094
14 Kern High 42,863 1,299,957
15 Clovis Unified 42,699 1,342,656
16 Riverside Unified 40,247 1,382,903
17 Stockton Unified 39,803 1,422,706
18 Garden Grove Unified 38,560 1,461,266
19 Sweetwater Union High 38,026 1,499,292
20 Irvine Unified 36,083 1,535,375
21 Poway Unified 35,192 1,570,567
22 Fontana Unified 35,101 1,605,668
23 Fremont Unified 33,873 1,639,541
24 Twin Rivers Unified 32,514 1,672,055
25 Moreno Valley Unified 31,609 1,703,664

Smallest Districts

Rank District  Enrollment Statewide Cumulative Enrollment
1005 Orick Elementary 18 5,891,947
1006

Indian Diggings Elementary

18 5,891,965
1007 Blake Elementary 18 5,891,983
1008 Willow Grove Union Elementary 17 5,892,001
1009 Silver Fork Elementary 16 5,892,018
1010 Junction Elementary 16 5,892,034
1011 Little Shasta Elementary 15 5,892,050
1012 Bogus Elementary 15 5,892,065
1013 Big Lagoon Union Elementary 15 5,892,080
1014 Ravendale-Termo Elementary 14 5,892,095
1015 SBE-Eagle Collegiate Academy 12 5,892,109
1016

Fort Ross Elementary

12 5,892,121
1017 Seiad Elementary 11 5,892,133
1018 Panoche Elementary 11 5,892,144
1019 Indian Springs Elementary 11 5,892,155
1020 Coffee Creek Elementary 11 5,892,166
1021 Green Point Elementary 10 5,892,177
1022 Trinity Center Elementary 9 5,892,187
1023

Lassen County Office of Education

9 5,892,196
1024 Kashia Elementary 9 5,892,205
1025 Hot Springs Elementary 8 5,892,214
1026 Forks of Salmon Elementary 8 5,892,222
1027 Jefferson Elementary 6 5,892,230
1028 Maple Creek Elementary 4 5,892,236
1029 Klamath River Union Elementary

3

5,892,240

The statewide total enrollment is 5,892,240.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 01, 2022
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