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Report of enrollment and number of schools in California public schools by grade span and type of school for the 2018–19 school year.

Elementary Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K
26 2,979

K–1

26 5,308

K–2

37 13,741

K–3

72 24,728

K–4

67 27,503

K–5

2,545 1,301,901

K–6

1,951 1,093,627

K–7

50 24,550

K–8

917 451,614

1–5

7 3,706

3–5

32 13,056

4–5

10 3,602

4–6

14 6,200

4–8

21 9,848

Other†

12 27,652

Total

5,887 3,010,015

Middle/Junior High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
4–8
11 5,608

5–8

77 35,385

6–8

879 695,144
6–9
7 4,877

7–8

332 259,395
7–9
12 7,752

Other†

25 8,415

Total

1,343 1,016,576

Kindergarten–Grade 12 Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–12
171 159,817
6–12
78 50,113
7–12
4 5,021
9–12
13 8,282

Other†

96 28,929

Total

362 252,162

High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–12
5 2,076

7–12

77 47,458

8–12

10 8,990

9–11

7 2,688

9–12

1,163 1,657,745

10–12

14 8,030

Other†

47 11,238

Total

1,323 1,738,225

Community Day Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–8
7 64

7–8

8 79

7–12

11 473

8–8

9 35

8–12

10 404

9–12

19 869

10–12

9 101

Other†

80 1,240

Total

153 3,265

Alternative Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–5
17 7,330
K–8
16 3,871

K–12

20 6,236

7–12

15 3,218
8–12
5 230

9–12

78 21,960
10–12
15 1,733

Other†

101 15,422

Total

267 60,000

Continuation High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
9–12
109 13,266

10–12

181 23,089

11–12

120 13,583

Other†

17 1,107

Total

427 51,045

Nonpublic Nonsectarian School§

Number of Schools Enrollment
390
10,549

All Other School Types††

Number of Schools Enrollment

369

44,441

State Totals

Number of Schools Enrollment
10,521
6,186,278

*Grade span is the range of grade levels for which a school has reported enrollment. It may not represent all grade levels that a school supports. For instance, a small school may serve grades K–6, but if no kindergartners were enrolled in 2013–14, the grade span would be 1–6.

†Represents schools with various grade spans that are uncommon (fewer than 10 schools with those particular grade spans).

††Includes juvenile hall/court, county community, opportunity, California Education Authority, special education, preschool (with K-12 enrollment), district office, and state special schools.

§Nonpublic nonsectarian schools (NPSs) are CDE-certified private, nonsectarian schools that enroll individuals with exceptional needs that the district cannot provide services for.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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