School Timeline logo

California Overview and District / City Listings

Navigation: > California

State of California Summary

There are 1,037 districts, 10,170 public schools, and 985 charter schools in California serving 6,287,834 students. Financially the state of California spends approximately $10,790 per student. There are 268,689 full-time teachers receiving a total of $22,874,871,130 in salaries and $7,843,569,067 in total benefits. students receive a free lunch and receive a reduced-price lunch.
To find the city or school you are interested in viewing more information about please select a city from the list below or enter the city or school in the search box located at the top of the page.

General Information 1

Total Districts: 1,037
Total Schools: 10,170
Charter Schools: 985
Full-time Teachers: 268,689
Total Students: 6,287,834
LEP / ELL Students: 1,434,202
IEP Students: 662,508
Freshman Graduation Rate: 78%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch:
Reduced Lunch:
Revenue Per Student: $10,790
Salaries: $22,874,871,130
Employee Benefits: $7,843,569,067

Government Resources

California Department of Education

California State Flag

California State Flag

Number of Students 1

Full-time Teachers 1

Revenue Spent Per Pupil 1

Search for Schools by City

View Cities beginning with:

Statewide Assessment Testing Results

California Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 70.60%
Grade 4 Reading 62.70%
Elementary School Science 56.30%
Grade 8 Math 46.50%
Grade 8 Reading 55.90%
Middle School Science 65.80%
High School Math 61.20%
High School Reading 59.00%
High School Science 54.90%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.