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Largest & Smallest Public School Districts - CalEdFacts

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Report of the largest and smallest public school districts in California for the 2017–18 school year.

Largest Districts

Rank District Enrollment Statewide Cumulative Enrollment Percent of Cumulative Enrollment
1 Los Angeles Unified 621,414 621,414 9.99%
2 San Diego Unified 126,400 747,814 12.02%
3 Long Beach Unified 74,681 822,495 13.22%
4 Fresno Unified 73,455 895,950 14.40%
5 Elk Grove Unified 63,297 959,247 15.42%
6 San Francisco Unified 60,263 1,019,510 16.39%
7 Capistrano Unified 53,622 1,073,132 17.25%
8 Corona-Norco Unified 53,294 1,126,426 18.11%
9 Santa Ana Unified 53,131 1,179,557 18.96%
10 San Bernardino City Unified 53,027 1,232,584 19.82%
11 Oakland Unified 50,231 1,282,815 20.62%
12 San Juan Unified 50,044 1,332,859 21.43%
13 Sacramento City Unified 46,595 1,379,454 22.18%
14 Garden Grove Unified 43,163 1,422,617 22.87%
15 Clovis Unified 43,106 1,465,723 23.56%
16 Riverside Unified 42,428 1,508,151 24.25%
17 Stockton Unified 40,840 1,548,991 24.90%
18 Sweetwater Union High 40,737 1,589,728 25.56%
19 Kern High 39,520 1,629,248 26.19%
20 Fontana Unified 37,176 1,666,424 26.79%
21 Poway Unified 36,519 1,702,943 27.38%
22 Fremont Unified 35,777 1,738,720 27.95%
23 Irvine Unified 34,617 1,773,337 28.51%
24 Moreno Valley Unified 33,134 1,806,471 29.04%
25 Twin Rivers Unified 32,538 1,839,009 29.56%

Smallest Districts

Rank District  Enrollment Statewide Cumulative Enrollment Percent of Cumulative Enrollment
1002 Indian Diggings Elementary 19 6,220,110 100.00%
4003 Fort Ross Elementary 19 6,220,129 100.00%
1004 Hot Springs Elementary 18 6,220,148 100.00%
1005 Seiad Elementary 17 6,220,166 100.00%
1006 Big Lagoon Union Elementary 17 6,220,183 100.00%
1007 Little Shasta Elementary 16 6,220,200 100.00%
1008 Elkins Elementary 15 6,220,216 100.00%
1009 Desert Center Unified 15 6,220,231 100.00%
1010 Willow Grove Union Elementary 14 6,220,246 100.00%
1011 Green Point Elementary 14 6,220,260 100.00%
1012 Laguna Joint Elementary 13 6,220,274 100.00%
1013

Kneeland Elementary

13 6,220,287 100.00%
1014 Bogus Elementary 13 6,220,300 100.00%
1015 Blake Elementary 13 6,220,313 100.00%
1016 Trinity Center Elementary 12 6,220,326 100.00%
1017 Kashia Elementary 12 6,220,338 100.00%
1018 Lassen County Office of Education 11 6,220,350 100.00%
1019 Maple Creek Elementary 9 6,220,361 100.00%
1020

Jefferson Elementary

9 6,220,370 100.00%
1021 Forks of Salmon Elementary 9 6,220,379 100.00%
1022 Lincoln Elementary 7 6,220,388 100.00%
1023 Indian Springs Elementary 7 6,220,395 100.00%
1024 Silver Fork Elementary 6 6,220,402 100.00%
1025 Coffee Creek Elementary 5 6,220,408 100.00%
1026 Panoche Elementary

3

6,220,413 100.00%

The statewide total enrollment is 6,220,413.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, June 15, 2018