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Enrollment/Number of Schools by Grade Span & Type - CalEdFacts

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Report of enrollment and number of schools in California public schools by grade span and type of school for the 2017–18 school year.

Elementary Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K
22 2,935

K–1

22 5,284

K–2

47 16,343

K–3

71 25,632

K–4

59 24,986

K–5

2,562 1,333,606

K–6

1,953 1,108,719

K–7

33 13,245

K–8

893 439,640

1–5

9 4,598

3–5

21 8,939

4–5

10 3,492

4–6

16 6,973

4–8

18 8,814

Other†

137 44,993

Total

5,873 3,048,199

Middle/Junior High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
4–8
9 4,908

5–8

78 35,174

6–8

886 706,082
6–9
5 4,062

7–8

330 255,141
7–9
10 6,634

Other†

27 11,631

Total

1,345 1,023,632

Kindergarten–Grade 12 Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–12
164 147,478
6–12
68 46,112
7–12
10 3,675
9–12
6 1,063

Other†

91 33,195

Total

339 231,523

High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–12
2 329

7–12

132 52,260

8–12

10 7,889

9–11

10 4,003

9–12

988 1,343,199

10–12

12 3,350

Other†

157 334,167

Total

1,311 1,745,197

Community Day Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
6–8
5 42

7–8

13 104

7–12

14 711

8–8

9 39

8–12

13 405

9–12

19 773

10–12

7 279

Other†

84 2,237

Total

164 3,425

Alternative Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
K–5
17 7,625
K–8
16 3,829

K–12

25 6,926

7–12

16 2,638
8–12
5 319

9–12

72 19,789
10–12
20 2,721

Other†

89 15,586

Total

260 59,433

Continuation High Schools

Grade Span Number of Schools Enrollment
9–12
113 12,918

10–12

179 21,902

11–12

103 11,033

Other†

40 5,958

Total

435 51,811

Nonpublic Nonsectarian School§

Number of Schools Enrollment
392
10,684

All Other School Types††

Number of Schools Enrollment
356 46,509

State Totals

Number of Schools Enrollment
10,475
6,220,413

*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: Tuesday, July 10, 2018