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Report of various statistics about California's public schools and districts for the 2019–20 school year.

Enrollment and number of school districts by type: 2019–20
District Type Number of Districts
Unified 346
Elementary 525
High 78
Other 88
Total 1,037
Enrollment and number of public schools by type: 2019–20
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 2,979,617 5,887
K-12 270,776 359
Middle 968,931 1,282
Junior high 30,833 49
High 1,744,104 1,322
Continuation 49,943 425
Alternative 59,094 268
Community day 3,300 147
Special education 19,852 137
Other 36,551 712
Total* 6,163,001 10,588

*The total enrollment count includes students enrolled in charter schools.

Enrollment and number of charter schools by type: 2019–20
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 227,631 552
K-12 243,189 317
Middle 56,301 132
Junior high 671 4
High 137,540 279
Continuation 0 0
Alternative 0 0
Community day 1 1
Special education 0 0
Other 10,041 18
Total 675,374 1,303
Number of students in public schools by grade range: 2019–20
Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten through grade five 2,774,703
Grades six through eight 1,425,109
Grades nine through twelve 1,963,189
Ungraded programs 0
Total 6,163,001
Ethnic distribution of public school students: 2019–20
Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American not Hispanic 324,496 5.30%
American Indian or Alaska Native 30,282 0.50%
Asian 575,067 9.30%
Filipino 146,501 2.40%
Hispanic or Latino 3,381,198 54.90%
Pacific Islander 27,195 0.40%
White not Hispanic 1,381,737 22.40%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 243,372 3.90%
None Reported 53,153

0.90%

Total 6,163,001 100.00%
Number of Regular HS Diploma Graduates: 2018–19

Total: 417,496

Number of teachers in public schools: 2018–19
School Type Number of Teachers
Elementary schools
146,521
Middle and junior high schools
47,374
High schools
83,206
Other (includes continuation schools)
41,903
Total
319,004

*Data has duplicate count of teachers if they teach at multiple agencies.

Ethnic distribution of public school teachers: 2018–19
Ethnicity Number of Male Teachers Number of Female Teachers Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 476 1,103 1,579
Asian 4,203 13,664 17,867
Pacific Islander 270 6665 925
Filipino 1,250 3,458 4,708
Hispanic or Latino 17,756 47,148 64,904
African American 3,705 8,293 11,998
White (not Hispanic) 49,590 138,639 188,229
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 825 2,160 2,985
No Response 3,965 10,310 14,275
Total* 82,040 225,430 307,470

*Some totals in the Public School Teachers table may not match due to difference in reporting strategy.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 9, 2020
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