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Report of various statistics about California's public schools and districts for the 2017–18 school year.

Enrollment and number of school districts by type: 2017–18
District Type Number of Districts
Unified 344
Elementary 524
High 76
Other 82
Total 1,026
Enrollment and number of public schools by type: 2017–18
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 3,048,199 5,873
K-12 231,523 339
Middle 992,566 1,296
Junior high 31,066 49
High 1,745,197 1,311
Continuation 51,811 435
Alternative 59,433 260
Community day 3,425 164
Special education 21,186 136
Other 36,007 610
Total* 6,220,413 10,473

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

Enrollment and number of charter schools by type: 2017–18
School Type Enrollment Number of Schools
Elementary 218,034 527
K-12 194,970 271
Middle 57,216 134
Junior high 543 4
High 137,488 268
Continuation 0 0
Alternative 150 3
Community day 3 1
Special education 0 0
Other 20,445 20
Total 628,849 1,228
Number of students in public schools by grade range: 2017–18
Grade Level Number of Students
Kindergarten through grade five 2,829,538
Grades six through eight 1,438,397
Grades nine through twelve 1,943,939
Ungraded programs 8,539
Total 6,220,413
Ethnic distribution of public school students: 2017–18
Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
African American not Hispanic 340,841 5.50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 32,500 0.50%
Asian 569,744 9.20%
Filipino 151,650 2.40%
Hispanic or Latino 3,376,591 54.30%
Pacific Islander 28,920 0.50%
White not Hispanic 1,442,388 23.20%
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 219,429 3.50%
None Reported 58,350

0.90%

Total 6,220,413 100.00%
Number of graduates by race/ethnicity: 2016–17

Total: 429,560

Number of teachers in public schools: 2016–17
School Type Number of Teachers
Elementary schools
148,892
Middle and junior high schools
47,760
High schools
82,342
Other (includes continuation schools)
34,995
Total
313,989
Ethnic distribution of public school teachers: 2016–17
Ethnicity Number of Male Teachers Number of Female Teachers Total
American Indian or Alaska Native 464 1,047 1,511
Asian 4,023 13,227 17,250
Pacific Islander 281 687 968
Filipino 1,171 3,380 4,551
Hispanic or Latino 16,834 44,921 61,755
African American 3,705 8,457 12,162
White (not Hispanic) 51,131 142,065 193,196
Two or More Races Not Hispanic 722 1,907 2,629
No Response 3,086 7,995 11,081
Total* 81,417 223,686 305,103

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

Questions: Data Reporting Office | dro@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0219 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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