California Public Schools

California is the #1 largest school system in the United States, serving 6,202,763 students students across 10,122 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 74% (majority Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(CA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
11%
Hispanic
52%
Black
7%
White
26%
Unknown
3%
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 422422 Schools |
    226,722226,722 Students |
    78% 78% Minority
  • 33 Schools |
    9797 Students |
    48% 48% Minority
  • 1717 Schools |
    5,1215,121 Students |
    35% 35% Minority
  • 9494 Schools |
    31,19431,194 Students |
    39% 39% Minority
  • 2727 Schools |
    6,0736,073 Students |
    22% 22% Minority
  • 2424 Schools |
    4,5844,584 Students |
    76% 76% Minority
  • 262262 Schools |
    167,100167,100 Students |
    63% 63% Minority
  • 2222 Schools |
    4,2534,253 Students |
    42% 42% Minority
  • 7373 Schools |
    32,75132,751 Students |
    30% 30% Minority
  • 342342 Schools |
    194,802194,802 Students |
    80% 80% Minority
  • 2929 Schools |
    5,3945,394 Students |
    61% 61% Minority
  • 9696 Schools |
    18,06618,066 Students |
    37% 37% Minority
  • 7070 Schools |
    36,85136,851 Students |
    93% 93% Minority
  • 3333 Schools |
    2,8712,871 Students |
    57% 57% Minority
  • 271271 Schools |
    174,096174,096 Students |
    75% 75% Minority
  • 6464 Schools |
    27,78327,783 Students |
    76% 76% Minority
  • 4747 Schools |
    9,1529,152 Students |
    42% 42% Minority
  • 3737 Schools |
    4,8004,800 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 2,1792,179 Schools |
    1,569,2421,569,242 Students |
    86% 86% Minority
  • 8282 Schools |
    30,30830,308 Students |
    76% 76% Minority
  • 7474 Schools |
    30,89830,898 Students |
    40% 40% Minority
  • 1515 Schools |
    1,7881,788 Students |
    29% 29% Minority
  • 7575 Schools |
    12,86412,864 Students |
    52% 52% Minority
  • 106106 Schools |
    56,14456,144 Students |
    81% 81% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    1,0261,026 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 1818 Schools |
    1,6731,673 Students |
    85% 85% Minority
  • 136136 Schools |
    73,27373,273 Students |
    84% 84% Minority
  • 4444 Schools |
    19,46119,461 Students |
    65% 65% Minority
  • 5757 Schools |
    14,84014,840 Students |
    23% 23% Minority
  • 612612 Schools |
    504,716504,716 Students |
    70% 70% Minority
  • 111111 Schools |
    61,16461,164 Students |
    32% 32% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    215215 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 489489 Schools |
    425,256425,256 Students |
    75% 75% Minority
  • 382382 Schools |
    239,740239,740 Students |
    65% 65% Minority
  • 2323 Schools |
    10,52710,527 Students |
    79% 79% Minority
  • 537537 Schools |
    407,515407,515 Students |
    79% 79% Minority
  • 754754 Schools |
    493,708493,708 Students |
    68% 68% Minority
  • 124124 Schools |
    57,06857,068 Students |
    88% 88% Minority
  • 220220 Schools |
    133,977133,977 Students |
    77% 77% Minority
  • 8686 Schools |
    34,52034,520 Students |
    43% 43% Minority
  • 167167 Schools |
    89,14889,148 Students |
    70% 70% Minority
  • 124124 Schools |
    66,32066,320 Students |
    74% 74% Minority
  • 409409 Schools |
    270,622270,622 Students |
    78% 78% Minority
  • 8080 Schools |
    37,99037,990 Students |
    63% 63% Minority
  • 113113 Schools |
    28,05828,058 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 1010 Schools |
    415415 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 6464 Schools |
    6,4236,423 Students |
    35% 35% Minority
  • 109109 Schools |
    67,14367,143 Students |
    71% 71% Minority
  • 184184 Schools |
    69,17669,176 Students |
    52% 52% Minority
  • 189189 Schools |
    104,031104,031 Students |
    68% 68% Minority
  • 4343 Schools |
    18,32618,326 Students |
    62% 62% Minority
  • 4848 Schools |
    9,7449,744 Students |
    42% 42% Minority
  • 2020 Schools |
    1,5401,540 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 194194 Schools |
    97,82097,820 Students |
    80% 80% Minority
  • 3434 Schools |
    6,1636,163 Students |
    36% 36% Minority
  • 231231 Schools |
    155,221155,221 Students |
    62% 62% Minority
  • 6666 Schools |
    29,12529,125 Students |
    62% 62% Minority
  • 4141 Schools |
    13,83713,837 Students |
    54% 54% Minority
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Did You Know?
California public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in California is Sbe - San Francisco Flex Academy School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or in the USA.