California State Information

Where California Ranks
California National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $6,659 $7,734 44
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 22.7 21.2 43
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $34,805 $29,564 5
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $55,693 $45,771 1
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 67 %71 % 38
  • Black
  • 59 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 54 %52 %
  • White
  • 76 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)
    State Superintendent: Jack O'Connell
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 6,356,348
    No. of Districts: 986
    No. of Public Schools: 8,914
    No. of Public School Teachers: 307,672
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $46.3 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 60.0%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 47.2%
    Students With Disabilities: 10.6%
    English-Language Learners: 25.2%

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