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2020–21 Data Summary

These tables provide a quick reference to the most recent two-years of data with a column that compares the percentage point difference between the school years.

Summary and detailed data reports are available for these subject areas at the school, district, county, and state levels by through the California Department of Education Accessing Educational Data web page.

Table 1: 4-Year Graduation Rates by Student Group
Student Group 2019–20 4-Year Graduation Rate 2020–21 4-Year Graduation Rate Percentage Point Difference in 2019–20 and 2020–21 4-Year Graduation Rates
African American
76.8%
72.5%
-4.3
American Indian or Alaska Native
75.8%
73.0%
-2.8
Asian
92.5%
94.1%
1.6
Filipino
92.3%
93.8%
1.5
Hispanic or Latino
82.1%
80.5%
-1.6
Pacific Islander
84.3%
81.7%
-2.6
White
87.8%
88.2%
0.4
Two or More Races
85.5%
85.5%
0.0
Race/Ethnicity Not Reported
53.9%
72.8%
18.9
English Learners
69.0%
67.1%
-1.9
Foster Youth
58.0%
55.7%
-2.3
Homeless Youth
69.6%
67.8%
-1.8
Migrant Education
81.5%
79.4%
-2.1
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
81.2%
80.4%
-0.8
Students with Disabilities
68.0%
68.6%
0.6
Statewide Total*
84.2%
83.6%
-0.6

*Due to overlap between program and racial/ethnic student groups, the Statewide total is not an average of the student groups listed.

Table 2: 5-Year Graduation Rates by Student Group
Student Group 2019–20 5-Year Graduation Rate 2020–21 5-Year Graduation Rate Percentage Point Difference in 2019–20 and 2020–21 5-Year Graduation Rates
African American
80.4%
80.7%
0.3
American Indian or Alaska Native
78.7%
79.8%
1.1
Asian
95.0%
95.1%
0.1
Filipino
95.0%
94.8%
-0.2
Hispanic or Latino
85.1%
85.4%
0.3
Pacific Islander
86.9%
87.1%
0.2
White
90.2%
90.3%
0.1
Two or More Races
87.9%
88.8%
0.9
Race/Ethnicity Not Reported
57.1%
57.8%
0.7
English Learners
73.9%
73.8%
-0.1
Foster Youth
62.2%
64.5%
2.3
Homeless Youth
74.8%
74.4%
-0.4
Migrant Education
84.9%
84.5%
-0.4
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
84.3%
84.7%
0.4
Students with Disabilities
72.5%
72.8%
0.3
Statewide Total*
87.0%
87.3%
0.3

*Due to overlap between program and racial/ethnic student groups, the Statewide total is not an average of the student groups listed.

Table 3: Suspension Rates by Student Group
Student Group 2019–20 Suspension Rate 2020–21 Suspension Rate Percentage Point Difference in Suspension Rate from 2019–20 to 2020–21
African American
6.8%
0.3%
-6.5
American Indian or Alaska Native
5.4%
0.8%
-4.6
Asian
0.7%
0.1%
-0.6
Filipino
0.9%
0.1%
-0.8
Hispanic or Latino
2.5%
0.2%
-2.3
Pacific Islander
3.3%
0.2%
-3.1
White
2.0%
0.3%
-1.7
Two or More Races
2.5%
0.2%
-2.3
Race/Ethnicity Not Reported
2.4%
0.3%
-2.1
English Learners
2.4%
0.2%
-2.2
Foster Youth
11.9%
1.2%
-10.7
Homeless Youth
4.7%
0.3%
-4.4
Migrant Education
2.8%
0.2%
-2.6
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
3.2%
0.2%
-3.0
Students with Disabilities
4.9%
0.4%
-4.5
Statewide Total*
2.5%
0.2%
-2.3

*Due to overlap between program and racial/ethnic student groups, the Statewide total is not an average of the student groups listed.

Table 4: Chronic Absenteeism Rates by Student Group
Student Group 2018–19 Chronic Absenteeism Rate 2020–21 Chronic Absenteeism Rate Percentage Point Difference in Chronic Absenteeism Rate from 2019–20 to 2020–21
African American
22.5%
26.8%
4.3
American Indian or Alaska Native
21.8%
26.9%
5.1
Asian
4.3%
3.9%
-0.4
Filipino
6.2%
4.2%
-2.0
Hispanic or Latino
13.4%
17.1%
3.7
Pacific Islander
20.2%
22.4%
2.2
White
9.9%
10.0%
0.1
Two or More Races
11.0%
10.9%
-0.1
Race/Ethnicity Not Reported
13.5%
14.9%
1.4
English Learners
12.5%
17.5%
5.0
Foster Youth
27.7%
34.5%
6.8
Homeless Youth
25.0%
29.5%
4.5
Migrant Education
8.9%
17.7%
8.8
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
15.2%
19.4%
4.2
Students with Disabilities
19.5%
21.4%
1.9
Statewide Total*
12.1%
14.3%
2.2

*Due to overlap between program and racial/ethnic student groups, the Statewide total is not an average of the student groups listed.

Table 5: Enrollment by Student Group
Student Group 2019–20 Census** Enrollment 2019–20 Cumulative*** Enrollment 2020–21
Census Enrollment
2020–21
Cumulative Enrollment
African American
324,496
340,492
309,827
324,420
American Indian or Alaska Native
30, 282
31,100
28,331
29,110
Asian
575,067
588,964
572,451
582,914
Filipino
146,501
148,753
142,645
144,179
Hispanic or Latino
3,381,198
3,457,694
3,320,300
3,394,086
Pacific Islander
27,195
28,220
26,240
26,849
White
1,381,737
1,410,521
1,304,963
1,340,109
Two or More Races
243,372
250,566
246,714
254,350
Race/Ethnicity Not Reported
53,153
50,624
51,052
51,236
English Learners
1,148,024
1,214,236
1,062,290
1,166,986
Foster Youth
33,340
45,307
32,359
43,766
Homeless Youth
194,709
244,626
183,312
226,275
Migrant Education
47,400
54,264
46,546
52,263
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
3,741,775
3,902,592
3,621,547
3,781,457
Students with Disabilities
721,198
815,964
749,295
819,700
Statewide Total*
6,163,001
6,306,934
6,002,523
6,147,253

*Due to overlap between program and racial/ethnic student groups, the Statewide total is not a sum of the student groups listed.
**Census Day consists of the number of students primarily enrolled on Census Day (the first Wednesday in October).
***Cumulative Enrollment: consists of the total number of unduplicated primary and short-term enrollments within the academic year (July 1 to June 30), regardless of whether the student is enrolled multiple times within a school or district. Cumulative enrollment is calculated at each reporting level (e.g., school, district, county, and state) and therefore is not necessarily additive from one reporting level to the next.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, January 7, 2022