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Report of various statistics about California's public schools and districts for the 2016–17 school year.

Enrollment and number of school districts by type: 2016–17
District Type Number of Districts
Unified 344
Elementary 528
High 76
Other 76
Total 1,024
Enrollment and number of public schools by type: 2016–17
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 3,083,643 5,868
K-12 209,694 325
Middle 991,319 1,300
Junior high 30,150 48
High 1,741,575 1,313
Continuation 53,439 441
Alternative 59,694 259
Community day 3,577 177
Special education 20,826 132
Other 34,318 614
Total* 6,228,235 10,477

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

Enrollment and number of charter schools by type: 2016–17
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 223,081 544
K-12 180,845 277
Middle 57,260 140
Junior high 380 3
High 134,075 267
Continuation 0 0
Alternative 146 1
Community day 1 1
Special education 0 0
Other 7,049 15
Total 602,837 1,248
Number of students in public schools by grade range: 2016–17
Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten through grade five 2,860,733
Grades six through eight 1,421,723
Grades nine through twelve 1,939,323
Ungraded programs 6,456
Total 6,228,235
Ethnic distribution of public school students: 2016–17
Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American not Hispanic 350,338 5.62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 33,369 0.54%
Asian 559,159 8.98%
Filipino 153,670 2.47%
Hispanic or Latino 3,378,344 54.24%
Pacific Islander 29,384 0.47%
White not Hispanic 1,470,499 23.61%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 207,170 3.33%
None Reported 46,302

0.74%

Total 6,228,235 100.00%
Number of graduates by race/ethnicity: 2015–16

Total: 429,323

Number of teachers in public schools: 2016–17
School Type Number of Teachers
Elementary schools
131,029
Middle and junior high schools
47,760
High schools
72,187
Other (includes continuation schools)
23,270
Total
274,246
Ethnic distribution of public school teachers: 2016–17

Ethnicity

Number of Male Teachers Number of Female Teachers Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 419 945 1,364
Asian 3,623 11,924 15,547
Pacific Islander 254 622 876
Filipino 1,061 3,042 4,103
Hispanic or Latino 15,068 40,351 55,419
African American 3,342 7,598 10,940
White (not Hispanic) 45,899 127,779 173,678
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 643 1,728 2,371
No Response 2,775 7,173 9,948
Total* 73,084 201,162 274,246

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

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 19, 2017
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