List of school districts in California Article

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This is a list of school districts in California. California's public education system is huge (2007–2008): 6,275,469 students and 295,222 teachers in 9,846 schools, which are governed by 1,050 school boards and regulated by a complex Education Code. [1] California schools vary in their grade-level configuration. Most elementary schools encompass K–5 or K–6, middle schools 6–8, junior high 7–8 or 7–9, and high schools 9–12. K–8 schools are becoming more popular again, even in larger districts.

California school districts are of several varieties, usually a Unified district, which includes all of the Elementary and High Schools in the same geographic area; Elementary school districts, which includes K–6 or K–8 schools only, which may have several elementary districts within one high school district's geographic area; and High School Districts, which include one or more high schools in the same geographic area. Elementary districts sometimes includes the word Elementary within their names, but often do not. Sometimes the words Joint and/or Union are included in the district's name. A joint school district serves students from more than one county. A union elementary school district was formed as the result of a merger between two previous school districts, while a union high school district serves students from multiple elementary school districts.

The typical district grade configurations in California are elementary (K–8), high (9–12), and unified (K–12), but there are some K–6 elementary districts and a handful of 7–12 high school districts. Districts sometimes merge or consolidate; the number of districts can change annually. [1]

In California there are 560 Elementary districts, 87 High School districts, 330 Unified districts. There are also 58 County Offices of Education, the California Education Authority School District (under the California Division of Juvenile Justice [2]), 6 State Special Schools, and 8 State Board of Education charter schools, now classified as a "school district" since 2004–05. [3]

Most of these are listed here, [4] by their public name which they call themselves on their District websites. [5]

School district list

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Pages - Home". www.ed-data.k12.ca.us.
  2. ^ California, State of. "Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation". www.cdcr.ca.gov.
  3. ^ "Pages - Home". www.ed-data.k12.ca.us.
  4. ^ "All school districts in California, CA". www.greatschools.net.
  5. ^ List of California Public Schools and Districts - Schools & Districts California Department of Education

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