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State of California Education Profile     FISCAL YEAR:  2013-14
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.

Note: We are redesigning the Ed-Data website. You can find more current data on the "Schools by Type," "Charter Schools," and "Districts by Type" tables on the new site: www.ed-data.org.

 

Schools by Type
State of California, 2013-14
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. See the new Ed-Data website for the latest data and 5-year trends.

Note: The total number of schools does not include Preschool, Nonpublic Nonsectarian, and District Office schools.
Charter Schools
State of California, 2013-14
Charter Schools data pending.
Trends: Charter Public Schools
Pop-trends
Source: California Department of Education
Charter schools are part of the state's public education system and are funded by public dollars. Since the enabling legislation was passed in 1992, the number of approved charter schools has increased annually. The 2013-14 count of operating charter schools is 1,125.

See the new Ed-Data website for 2013-14 charter school data and 5-year trends.
Districts by Type
State of California, 2013-14
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.

See the new Ed-Data website for the latest data and 5-year trends.
Enrollment by Grade
State of California, 2013-14
  Enrollment
Kindergarten
506,831
Grade 1
470,812
Grade 2
485,674
Grade 3
474,323
Grade 4
470,515
Grade 5
469,645
Grade 6
462,125
Grade 7
465,592
Grade 8
472,381
Grade 9
491,493
Grade 10
484,993
Grade 11
477,425
Grade 12
498,403
Ungraded
6,460
Total
6,236,672
Trends: Number of Students Enrolled in Public School
Enrollment by Grade definitions
Pop-trends
Source: California Department of Education, Data Reporting Office (CALPADS, DataQuest - Statewide Enrollment by Ethnicity, 3/24/2014)
Enrollment is measured by counting the number of students enrolled in school on a particular day in October.

Average Class Size
State of California, 2013-14
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, 2013-14
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, 2013-14
Church Affiliated
1,979
Religious/Other
1,211
Total
3,186
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, 2013-14
Kindergarten
45,521
Elementary
306,648
High School
148,839
Total
501,008
Trends: Number of Students in Private Schools
Source: California Department of Education, Private School Affidavits.
 

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