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State of California Education Profile     FISCAL YEAR:  2012-13
California Department of Education (CDE)
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 319-0791
This page includes:
Schools by Type
Charter Schools
Districts by Type
Enrollment by Grade
Average Class Size
Technology by School Type
Number of Private Schools
Number of Students In Private Schools
Related links:
 Definitions
This site reports data for California's K-12 public school system only.

California MapCalifornia’s public education system is immense: more than six million students in about 9,900 schools, which are governed by almost 1,000 elected school boards and regulated by a complex Education Code. These Ed-Data Profiles provide a comprehensive picture of the state of California—plus each school, district and county, with statewide totals and links to additional data or explanations. The Profiles are organized in three sections: General, Students and Staffing. Click on the tabs to move between them.

 

Schools by Type
State of California, 2012-13
Schools by Type data pending.
Trends: Public Schools by Type
Trends: Enrollment by Type of Public School
Schools by Type definitions
Source: California Department of Education
Schools vary in their grade-level configuration. Most elementary schools encompass K-5, middle schools 6-8, junior high 7-9, and high schools 9-12. This table includes charter schools in the appropriate category.

Note about school totals:
The total number of schools does not include Preschool, Nonpublic Nonsectarian, and District Office schools; therefore the total number of schools in this table may differ from the total on the DataQuest website.
Charter Schools
State of California, 2012-13
Charter Schools data pending.
Trends: Charter Public Schools
Pop-trends
Source: California Department of Education
Since the enabling legislation was passed in 1992, the number of approved charter schools has increased annually. The 2011-12 count of operating charter schools is 1018 (which includes 18 Statewide Benefit Charters and 13 State Board of Education Charters). Some charter schools are new, while others are conversions from existing public schools. Charter schools are part of the state's public education system and are funded by public dollars. For additional charter information, click here.
Districts by Type
State of California, 2012-13
Districts by Type data pending.
Trends: Number of Public School Districts by Type
Trends: Enrollment by Type in Public School Districts
Source: California Department of Education, Educational Demographics Office
With a few exceptions, the typical district grade configurations in California are elementary (K-8), high (9-12), and unified (K-12). Districts sometimes merge or consolidate; the number of districts can change annually.
Enrollment by Grade
State of California, 2012-13
  Enrollment
Kindergarten
489,810
Grade 1
489,504
Grade 2
474,773
Grade 3
470,387
Grade 4
468,106
Grade 5
462,642
Grade 6
463,536
Grade 7
470,494
Grade 8
466,132
Grade 9
497,455
Grade 10
486,498
Grade 11
481,531
Grade 12
499,275
Ungraded
6,846
Total
6,226,989
Trends: Number of Students Enrolled in Public School
Enrollment by Grade definitions
Pop-trends
Source: California Department of Education, Data Reporting Office (CBEDS, enr12 4/05/2013)
Enrollment is measured by counting the number of students enrolled in school on a particular day in October.

Average Class Size
State of California, 2012-13
Average Class Size data pending.
Trends: Average Class Size
Average Class Size definitions
Source: California Department of Education, Data Reporting Office
Average class size is the number of students enrolled in classes divided by the number of classes. The data in this table is calculated using the California Department of Education's "filtered" definition of average class size.
Technology by School Type
State of California, 2012-13
Technology by School Type data pending.
Trends: Technology By School Type
Technology definitions
Source: California Department of Education, Educational Demographics Office
In addition to computers available for use by students, those used by staff for instructional activities are also included when counting computers at the various schools. This count is then divided by student enrollment to arrive at a students-per-computer figure.
Number of Private Schools
State of California, 2012-13
Church Affiliated
1,990
Religious/Other
1,237
Total
3,227
Trends: Number of Private Schools
Source: California Department of Education, Private School Affidavits.
Private school enrollment has fluctuated over the past ten years but it stays at or below 10% of California's total student population. Approximately two-thirds of the students are in church-affiliated or religious schools. About a third of the private schools are very small, between 6 and 35 students.
Number of Students In Private Schools
State of California, 2012-13
Kindergarten
46,949
Elementary
315,392
High School
153,778
Total
516,119
Trends: Number of Students in Private Schools
Source: California Department of Education, Private School Affidavits.
 

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