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Report of various statistics about California's public schools and districts for the 2018–19 school year.

Enrollment and number of school districts by type: 2018–19
District Type Number of Districts
Unified 345
Elementary 528
High 76
Other 88
Total 1,037
Enrollment and number of public schools by type: 2018–19
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 3,010,015 5,887
K-12 252,162 362
Middle 985,135 1,293
Junior high 31,441 50
High 1,738,225 1,323
Continuation 51,045 427
Alternative 60,000 267
Community day 3,265 153
Special education 20,207 138
Other 34,783 621
Total* 6,186,278 10,521

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

Enrollment and number of charter schools by type: 2018–19
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 224,701 546
K-12 228,837 323
Middle 56,168 134
Junior high 622 5
High 136,093 281
Continuation 0 0
Alternative 955 5
Community day 1 1
Special education 0 0
Other 5,556 18
Total 652,933 1,313
Number of students in public schools by grade range: 2018–19
Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten through grade five 2,799,322
Grades six through eight 1,435,870
Grades nine through twelve 1,951,086
Ungraded programs 0
Total 6,186,278
Ethnic distribution of public school students: 2018–19
Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American not Hispanic 334,652 5.40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 31,358 0.50%
Asian 573,925 9.30%
Filipino 149,680 2.40%
Hispanic or Latino 3,374,921 54.60%
Pacific Islander 28,085 0.40%
White not Hispanic 1,417,055 22.90%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 223,967 3.60%
None Reported 52,635

0.90%

Total 6,186,278 100.00%
Number of Regular HS Diploma Graduates: 2017–18

Total: 418,205

Number of teachers in public schools: 2017–18
School Type Number of Teachers
Elementary schools
148,288
Middle and junior high schools
47,635
High schools
83,029
Other (includes continuation schools)
36,850
Total
315,802

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

Ethnic distribution of public school teachers: 2017–18
Ethnicity Number of Male Teachers Number of Female Teachers Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 455 1,069 1,524
Asian 4,145 13,515 17,660
Pacific Islander 269 646 915
Filipino 1,238 3,437 4,675
Hispanic or Latino 17,256 46,124 63,380
African American 3,684 8,234 11,918
White (not Hispanic) 50,325 139,687 190,012
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 821 2,044 2,865
No Response 3,607 9,705 13,312
Total* 81,800 224,461 306,261

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

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 29, 2019
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