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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 2022–23 school year.

Largest Districts

Rank District Enrollment
1
Los Angeles Unified
538,295
2
San Diego Unified
112,790
3
Fresno Unified
72,379
4
Long Beach Unified
65,826
5
Elk Grove Unified

62,957

6
San Francisco Unified
55,537
7
Corona-Norco Unified
50,790
8
San Bernardino City Unified
50,434
9
Capistrano Unified
49,421
10
San Juan Unified
49,036
11
Oakland Unified
45,741
12
Sacramento City Unified
43,066
13
Kern High
43,020
14
Clovis Unified
42,802
15
Santa Ana Unified
42,247
16
Riverside Unified
40,049
17
Stockton Unified
39,169
18
Garden Grove Unified
38,164
19
Twin Rivers Unified
37,651
20
Sweetwater Union High
37,642
21
Irvine Unified
36,542
22
Poway Unified
34,900
23
Fontana Unified
34,170
24
Fremont Unified
33,107
25
Moreno Valley Unified
31,653

Smallest Districts

Rank District  Enrollment
994
Seiad Elementary
19
995

Linns Valley-Poso Flat Union

18
996
French Gulch-Whiskeytown Elementary
18
997
Blake Elementary
17
998
Laguna Joint Elementary
16
999
Bogus Elementary
16
1000
Big Lagoon Union Elementary
15
1001
Green Point Elementary
14
1002
Fort Ross Elementary
14
1003
Trinity Center Elementary
13
1004
Silver Fork Elementary
13
1005

Lassen County Office of Education

13
1006
Junction Elementary
13
1007
Hot Springs Elementary
13
1008
Little Shasta Elementary
12
1009
Orick Elementary
10
1010
Indian Diggings Elementary
10
1011
Ravendale-Termo Elementary
9
1012

Plumas County Office of Education

9
1013
Coffee Creek Elementary
9
1014
Panoche Elementary
8
1015
Kashia Elementary
8
1016
Maple Creek Elementary
6
1017
Klamath River Union Elementary

6

1018
Jefferson Elementary
3

The statewide total enrollment is 5,852,544.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 04, 2023
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