How to Become a Teacher in California

You have decided to become a teacher? Great! Becoming a teacher is one of the most rewarding journeys a person can embark on. Here are the steps to help you become an educator in California.

Choose What You Want to Teach

Elementary school? High school? Special education? Before you become a teacher in California, it is important to think about what type of students and subject(s) you would like to teach. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has specific steps and guidelines depending on which type of teaching you want to do.

Complete Your Education Requirements for Teaching in California

As with all states, California requires that certified teachers at a minimum possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. If you have not yet received a Bachelor's Degree, you can find a school that offers a "blended" or "joint" program. These programs combine course work for the Bachelor's Degree and Teaching Credential. This type of program is designed for people who know from early on that they want to become a teacher. This option usually allows candidates to become a teacher faster, however the program is generally more intense than a traditional program.

Complete a Teacher Preparation Program

Public school teachers in California are required to possess a Teaching Credential. This credential is usually obtained after the completion of an accredited teacher preparation program.

Teacher education programs generally consist of two elements: curricula and fieldwork. Curricula usually includes a focus on pedagogy (the art and science of teaching), subject-based teaching methods, classroom management strategies, differentiated instruction, technology integration, and more. Fieldwork often includes classroom observations, student teaching, and/or interning. Successful student teaching includes creating lesson plans, teaching those lessons to students, writing reflections, collaborating with a mentor, and putting together a portfolio. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) maintains a list of the institutions in California that offer commission-approved teacher preparation programs.

As mentioned earlier, this step can occur while obtaining a Bachelor's Degree if you are in a "blended" or "joint" program, but it can be completed on its own as well.

Alternative Teacher Certification in California

Credential Only Program

If you were not in a "blended" Bachelor's Degree and teacher preparation program, you may go the post-baccalaureate route. Many colleges and universities offer state-approved Teacher Preparation Programs, without being combined with a degree. This is often referred to as the "fifth year" approach and generally takes two to four semesters to complete.

Teacher Internship Program

You may be able to complete the California teacher preparation requirement through a college or university internship program or a school district internship.

Private School Teaching Experience

You may earn your credential by getting credit for private school teaching experience as well as credit for Peace Corps Teaching Experience. Note that Special Education teachers can only obtain their credentials through a college, university, or designated internship program.

Pass the Required Tests for California

CBEST and CSET

The next step to becoming a teacher in California is to pass the required tests. Candidates must complete the Basic Skills Test requirement and any Subject Area Competence tests needed for your desired area of instruction. The Basic Skills Test is most commonly fulfilled by passing the CBEST (California Basic Skills Educational Skills Test), which is a test on reading, writing, and math. You may also take CSU Placement examinations in place of the CBEST to meet this requirement.

The Subject Area Competence requirement can be fulfilled by passing the CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers), which is a subject matter competency exam based on the subject(s) you want to teach. The CSET offers exams in the following subject areas:

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Art
  • Biological sciences, specialized
  • Business
  • Chemistry, specialized
  • English
  • Foreign languages
  • Foundational-level general science
  • Foundational-level mathematics
  • Geosciences, specialized
  • Health science
  • Home economics
  • Industrial and technological education
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics, specialized
  • Sciences: biology, chemistry, geosciences, physics
  • Social science

RICA

If you want to teach in California as an elementary school teacher, it is required to pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). The purpose of the RICA is to make sure that California-trained candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills required for effective reading instruction to students.

The set of teacher knowledge and skills described in the RICA Content Specifications and reflected in the RICA is organized into the following five domains:

  • Domain 1: Planning, Organizing, and Managing Reading Instruction Based on Ongoing Assessment
  • Domain 2: Word Analysis
  • Domain 3: Fluency
  • Domain 4: Vocabulary, Academic Language, and Background Knowledge
  • Domain 5: Comprehension

Note that some institutions may require you to pass some or all of these tests prior to entering or exiting the teacher preparation program. Check with a school advisor or counselor to find out specifics regarding when to take these tests.

Apply for your California Teaching Credential

Application Requirements

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires that all potential California educators submit the following documentation and forms when applying for a credential:

  • Completed application form
  • Supporting documentation, including college transcript(s) and exam score(s)
  • Non-refundable application fee - for current application fees, please see http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl659.pdf
  • Copy of completed Request for LiveScan Service form (proof of fingerprinting)
    • The State of California requires that all prospective educators receive fingerprint clearance on a state (California Department of Justice) and federal (FBI) level. The California Department of Justice accepts fingerprint images/clearance only from LiveScan. Out-of-state teaching candidates may submit fingerprint cards from their respective states. Please visit the California Department of Justice to read more about the LiveScan process.
  • Prove completion of the following courses:
    • English Language skills course(s)
    • U.S. Constitution course (more information here)
    • Foundational computer technology course

Contact Information

California Commission on Teaching Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, California 95811
Phone: (916) 322-4974
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/

California Department of Education
1430 North Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 319-0800
http://www.cde.ca.gov/

Find a Teaching Job in California

Once you complete the above requirements, you will be ready to begin your career as a credentialed educator in the Golden State!

Public School Teaching Jobs in California

Teaching jobs in California are increasing as class size ratios slowly decrease. Prospective teachers looking for work in California should browse the state Department of Education's affiliated site (www.teachcalifornia.org) to make use of their database. Tools like DataQuest and EdJoin also help certified teachers find matches for their skill set.

Currently, there is a need in public schools for teachers in both rural and urban areas, and those who have certification in Special Education and STEM. Once hired, teacher unions and professional associations can greatly impact teacher satisfaction. Both the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) offer legal and professional development support to their members.

CalSTRS

Upon retirement, public school teachers can expect a pension through the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) which provides retirees with retirement, disability, and survivor benefits for retirees and their dependents.

Teaching in a Private School

Many candidates prefer to work in a private school. There are well over 3,000 private schools in California that serve over 500,000 students. Approximately 50% of those private schools have religious affiliations and some are gender segregated. Private school teachers are often pleased with the small class sizes and high parental involvement. Although private schools are not required by law to hire only credentialed teachers, most private schools prefer to do so.

Teacher Shortage in California by Subjects or Discipline (2014-2015)

The following list of teacher shortage areas in California has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) list for the 2014-2015 school year

  • English/Drama/Humanities
  • History/Social Science
  • Mathematics/Computer Education
  • Physical Education/Health/Dance
  • Science
  • Special Education

Number of Public School Teachers By Grade

The table below lists the number of public school teachers in California by grade level during the 2012-2013 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Pre-kindergarten & Preschool Teachers4,231
Kindergarten Teachers20,199
Elementary Teachers148,103
Middle & High School Teachers87,675
Ungraded Class Teachers6,048

Data obtained from the State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey Data 2013

Number of Private School Teachers By Grade

There are more than 3,240 private schools with an estimated 40,500 private school teachers in California. The table below details the number of teachers by grade level during the 2011-2012 school year.

Grade LevelNumber of Teachers
Elementary School Teachers21,746
Middle & High School Teachers6,976
Combined K-12 School Teachers11,757

Data obtained from the Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2012

Continue Your Education and Professional Development

In addition to best practices for students, teachers will be able to effectively advance in their career and pay scale by undergoing professional development to expand their skill set. Professional development is the goal behind improving one's educational practice both in the classroom and out. This improvement can be accomplished by supporting activities through self-reflection and self-assessment as well as enhancing subject matter knowledge.

Clear Your Preliminary Credential

Once you begin teaching, you will need to clear your Multiple Subjects, Single Subject, or Education Specialist credential. The California Department of Education and Commission on Teacher Credentialing co-sponsor the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Program. BTSA is an induction program that engages preliminary credentialed teachers (newly credentialed teachers) in a job-embedded system of support and professional growth to fulfill the requirements for the clear credential. BTSA Induction programs are locally designed and implemented in accordance with the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs and aligned to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

If your school site does not offer an induction program (private schools may not offer an induction program), you may clear your credential through a university.

Professional Development in California

In the state of California, ongoing professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators is closely tied to the state's Common Core Standards. It is important to ensure that professional development remains evidence-based with the students' best interests as the primary focus. Teachers in this state can consult the California CCSS professional learning modules in order to access resources designed to help them in the classroom. The modules themselves are hosted on the state's Digital Chalkboard Website and are available online at no cost.

Additionally, professional development opportunities are often presented to teachers through the school in which he/she is employed.

Employment and Teacher Salary in California

California is home to approximately 6,287,800 students who attend 10,170 schools across the state. Areas of growth are clustered around metropolitan areas - making them ideal for first time teacher applicants to apply with a fair chance of landing a job in a short time. Some of the highest enrolments are clustered around Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach. Starting wage for teachers in California is $41,259 which is slightly lower than the state's per capita personal income. However, teachers' regular salary increases compensate for this. While all teacher applicants are welcome, California's students currently need teachers certified in English, humanities, math, science, and special education.

Total Employed

134,440

Salary Range

$58,060 - $92,250

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $58,060 to $92,250 a year in California. There are around ninety thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale32,620$72,360
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario17,170$72,980
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine9,340$76,840
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville9,010$66,120
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos8,690$64,020
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward8,110$71,350
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara7,400$69,320
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City6,890$66,780
Fresno3,860$67,890
Bakersfield, Delano3,320$63,940

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

7,250

Salary Range

$50,960 - $142,200

English teachers have a salary range between $50,960 to $142,200 a year in California, with over 7,250 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale1,800$83,590
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City960$70,440
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos850$82,830
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine580$109,230
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara500$61,720
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario490$96,050
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward480$79,110
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville290$75,840
Fresno160-
Bakersfield, Delano50$95,060

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Female High School Teacher Taking Class

Total Employed

85,910

Salary Range

$56,350 - $93,250

As a high school teacher in California you can expect to make between $56,350 - $93,250. There are around eighty thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale24,450$69,270
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward6,920$70,040
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos6,400$69,060
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario6,370$70,130
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine6,080$76,230
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara4,950$72,600
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville4,540$67,130
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City4,350$69,910
Fresno3,520$69,600
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura2,660$66,240

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

male teacher holding a globe

Total Employed

1,700

Salary Range

$57,550 - $141,180

In California, a history teacher's salary may range from $57,550 to $141,180. There are around a thousand employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale370$84,550
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos230$89,730
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara180$82,330
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City170$79,760
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine150$120,590
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario110$103,720
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville100$87,600
Fresno30-
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward-$97,450

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Group Of Elementary Age Children In Art Class With Teacher

Total Employed

20,130

Salary Range

$51,020 - $89,520

Kindergarten teachers in California, can earn between $51,020 to $89,520 a year. There are around twenty thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale3,700$66,170
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario2,250$67,450
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos1,950$54,930
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville1,550$63,280
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara1,530$65,150
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine1,510$67,980
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward1,290$63,050
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City790$60,840
Stockton570$67,440
Fresno550$62,100

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

293,540

Salary Range

$51,020 - $142,610

As a math teacher in California you can expect to make between $51,020 - $142,610. California is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale1,540$86,390
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos610$78,960
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario520$83,410
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City490$79,670
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward440$79,950
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine410$103,050
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara370$72,540
Fresno100-
Bakersfield, Delano50$99,830

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

High School Students Playing Dodge Ball In Gym

Total Employed

23,330

Salary Range

$24,610 - $71,180

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $24,610 to $71,180 a year in California. California is home to about twenty three thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale4,710$49,520
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine2,820$37,490
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward2,550$42,080
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos2,290$39,340
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara2,140$44,130
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville2,070$30,830
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City1,460$44,610
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario1,150$40,130
Santa Rosa, Petaluma430$41,570
Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Goleta430$46,100

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

48,540

Salary Range

$25,990 - $49,140

In California, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $25,990 to $49,140, with over 48,540 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale12,120$34,360
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City4,880$36,610
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos4,530$33,570
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine4,420$34,780
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward4,390$35,550
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara3,750$39,480
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario3,170$30,480
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville2,320$30,790
Fresno1,160$29,150
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura960$36,850

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

27,460

Salary Range

$39,530 - $133,490

As a school administrator in California you can expect to make between $39,530 - $133,490. California is home to about twenty seven thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale1,760$59,750
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward820$58,780
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara700$64,130
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine600$69,310
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City450$66,170
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville450$47,220
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos410$68,330
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario380$53,570
Fresno210$40,650
Vallejo, Fairfield170$43,750

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale5,100$101,430
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario1,990$102,410
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine1,430$111,630
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward1,380$103,420
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos1,310$109,630
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville1,280$92,950
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara1,140$109,760
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City1,110$106,820
Fresno680$95,910
Bakersfield, Delano450$96,790

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Teacher explaining to a student

Total Employed

29,930

Salary Range

$43,760 - $97,620

School counselors in California, can earn between $43,760 to $97,620 a year, with over 29,930 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale9,700$68,940
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos2,740$58,100
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward2,310$59,000
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario2,110$64,790
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville2,020$60,040
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City1,990$62,780
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine1,830$68,900
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara1,320$62,810
Fresno1,200$57,960
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura460$57,560

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

9,210

Salary Range

$55,180 - $95,640

School librarians have a salary range between $55,180 to $95,640 a year in California. California is home to about nine thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale2,530$71,630
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City1,100$76,500
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward760$68,170
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville740$72,800
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara700$72,680
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos650$66,050
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine570$76,330
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario550$55,940
Fresno180$79,780
Stockton130$59,610

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

30,620

Salary Range

$50,180 - $92,230

In California, a special education teacher's salary may range from $50,180 to $92,230. California is home to about thirty thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fresno140$41,940
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward120$50,740
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario120$56,240
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos90$82,830
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale-$68,400
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville-$63,550
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara-$64,990

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale2,810$69,450
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario2,280$78,270
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville1,160$62,440
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City1,050$54,580
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine1,050$75,360
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward830$68,340
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos710$59,630
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara670$65,820
Bakersfield, Delano420$54,000
Fresno350$71,820

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale1,460$64,740
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario640$68,690
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City410$56,540
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward340$65,770
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos310$57,890
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara290$67,650
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine280$72,180
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville250$57,620
Fresno170$54,370
Bakersfield, Delano120$62,230

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale3,630$66,050
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario930$67,490
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine700$75,180
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City610$58,070
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos460$69,110
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville420$64,600
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward400$77,320
Bakersfield, Delano310$69,370
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara240$73,970
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura220$67,050

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Beautiful female teacher smiling to her multi ethnic elementary

Total Employed

82,270

Salary Range

$33,440 - $53,220

In California, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $33,440 to $53,220. California is home to about eighty thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale18,080$47,010
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario11,420$38,470
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos8,220$37,410
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine7,620$35,290
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward4,620$39,030
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville4,510$39,860
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara2,980$39,740
Bakersfield, Delano2,490$37,750
Visalia, Porterville1,920$34,140
Santa Rosa, Petaluma1,920$34,020

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

136,180

Salary Range

$23,760 - $39,690

In California, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $23,760 to $39,690. There are around ninety thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale33,060$29,410
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario14,800$29,070
Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine13,080$31,720
Sacramento, Arden, Arcade, Roseville8,300$30,480
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara8,180$29,870
San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos8,100$29,210
Oakland, Fremont, Hayward7,900$30,860
San Francisco, San Mateo, Redwood City7,300$34,590
Fresno4,040$28,420
Bakersfield, Delano3,950$24,980

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Top School Districts Supporting Teachers in California

homepage_badge_topTeachers work hard every day and the more support they have the better they can succeed at inspiring our future. This is why Teacher.org has ranked school districts in California that excel in supporting teachers inside and outside of the classroom. 437 school districts in California were analyzed with the top 50 school districts being featured below. The school districts were scored on several factors which represent how well a school district supports their teachers.

For more information on school district rankings, see our methodology page: http://www.teacher.org/school-district-ranking-methodology.

Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 100
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 53.07
% Proficiency Score: 93.51

With administrative offices that are mere blocks from the Pacific Ocean, Hermosa Beach City Elementary School District consists of 2 schools which focus on providing a comprehensive, technology-rich program for students from grades kindergarten to 8. Hermosa Schools' total student enrollment is over 2,500 students, and the district employs more than 150 classroom teachers which creates an excellent ratio of about 14 students per teacher. With these statistics, the districts is on its way to create an environment of academic excellence in today's global forum. Learn more by visiting the Hermosa Beach City Elementary School District website at hbcsd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 86.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 59.4
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 84.24
% Proficiency Score: 99.46

Located south of Berkeley, Piedmont City opened its first elementary school in 1908. Today, the district encompasses the city of Piedmont which has become increasingly diverse in the ensuing 110 years. Piedmont has 7 schools which service 2,605 students via 147 classroom teachers, giving the district a ratio of approximately 18 students per teacher. Piedmont prides itself on educating its students to shape the future. Learn more by visiting the Piedmont City Unified School District website at piedmont.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 92.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 48.02
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 100
% Proficiency Score: 94.06

Servicing communities in Contra Costa County, California, Lafayette School District employs 153 teachers to educate 3,435 students in 5 schools ranging from kindergarten to grade 8. Based on these numbers, Lafayette's student-teacher ratio is approximately 23:1. Located in the suburbs of Walnut Creek, the district's diversity and size ensures that students have academic opportunities to become tomorrow's community leaders. Learn more by visiting the Lafayette Elementary School District website at lafsd.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 87.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 43.7
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 92.54
% Proficiency Score: 94.06

Located south of Los Angeles overlooking the Abalone Cove State Marine Conservation Area, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District services 11,864 students via 463 teachers across 19 schools. The district's schools offer programming from kindergarten through grade 12, and offer a student-teacher ration of approximately 26:1. The suburban environment with highly-educated teachers acts to develop the whole child to thrive. Learn more by visiting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District website at pvpusd.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 400 Total Support Staff
  • 87.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 54.85
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 76.53
% Proficiency Score: 94.06

Located in San Diego County and servicing the communities of Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, and Pacific Highlands Ranch, Solana Beach Elementary School District has 6 schools serving kindergarten to grade 6 learners. The district employs 145 classroom teachers educating 2,989 students, giving the district a ratio of 21 students per teacher. Access to a diverse metropolitan area ensures that students will have access to rich learning experiences facilitated by their teachers and staff. Students in Solana Beach schools have a long-standing tradition of academic success and innovation. Learn more by visiting the Solana Beach Elementary School District website at sbsd.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 87.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 52.96
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 70.89
% Proficiency Score: 98.39

Located between Oakland and Walnut Creek, Orinda Union Elementary School District has administrative offices in Orinda, California. Orinda ranks as a district where every school is a California Distinguished School and currently employs 117 classroom teachers to educate its 2,488 students across 5 schools. The suburban environment ensures that students are exposed to a rich variety of educational experiences in line with the district's mission statement. Learn more by visiting the Orinda Union Elementary School District website at orindaschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 91.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 62.4
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 63.74
% Proficiency Score: 90.81

With administrative offices in Carmel, California, Carmel Unified School District services Big Sur, Carmel Valley, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. The district is home to 7 schools which span programs from kindergarten to grade 12 and employs 132 teachers to educate 2,358 students. Carmel Unified School District has a teacher-student ratio of 1:18, which positions the district to achieve its mission statement of educating lifelong learners. Learn more by visiting the Carmel Unified School District website at carmelunified.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 84.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 67.1
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.13
% Proficiency Score: 86.49

Unified into a single school district containing both elementary and high schools in 1936, the Beverly Hills Unified School District catchment area falls between Hollywood and Santa Monica. The district has 6 schools and employs 252 classroom teachers to educate just over 4,500 students, presenting a ratio of approximately 18 students per teacher, or better than the state average. Beverly Hills Unified Schools empower students to individual responsibility and to lead with integrity. Learn more by visiting the Beverly Hills Unified School District website at bhusd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 80.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 57.22
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 60.86
% Proficiency Score: 94.59

Located in the San Francisco Bay area, Menlo Park City Elementary School District is a publically-funded district with 4 schools servicing grades K-8. With district offices in the city of Atherton, the district employs over 150 teachers to educate more than 2,500 students toward the vision that Menlo Park Schools are a community driven to inspire high academic achievement and emotional and physical wellness. Learn more by visiting the Menlo Park City School District website at district.mpcsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 87.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 61.93
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.75
% Proficiency Score: 94.06

Located near Stanford University, Palo Alto Unified School District was established in 1893. With 12 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools, Palo Alto Schools service 12,357 students and employ 679 classroom teachers. The district has a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1 which enables students to partake in a richly diverse learning environment to foster innovation and academic excellence. Learn more by visiting the Palo Alto Unified School District website at pausd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 87.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 53.02
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 59.95
% Proficiency Score: 97.31

Los Altos School District is home to about 4,500 students in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and Palo Alto, all located in Santa Clara County, California. Established in 1909, the district employs more than 200 classroom teachers across its 10 elementary and middle schools, giving the district a student-teacher ratio of 22. Los Altos teachers are committed to inspiring a passion for learning and preparing students to thrive. Learn more by visiting the Los Altos School District website at lasdschools.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 90.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 37.92
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 76.64
% Proficiency Score: 92.43

Established in 1972, the Irvine Unified School District is a publically funded K-12 district servicing the city of Irvine. The district has 36 primary, middle, and secondary schools and employs over 1,000 classroom teachers in order to support almost 30,000 students. With a student-teacher ratio of 29:1, Irvine teachers encourage students to seek academic and personal success every day. Learn more by visiting the Irvine Unified School District website at iusd.org.

District Details
  • > 1,000 FTE Teachers
  • 25,000-50,000 Students
  • > 750 Total Support Staff
  • 85.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 51.71
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 76.9
% Proficiency Score: 77.3

Located in central Sonoma County, Rincon Valley Union School District encompasses northern Santa Rosa, California. Rincon Valley School District is publically funded and pursues excellence in education focusing on both academics and personal development of each student. The district employs over 150 teachers to educate more than 3,300 students across its 9 primary, middle, and secondary schools. Learn more by visiting the Rincon Valley Union Elementary School District website at rvusd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 71.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 50.22
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 57.66
% Proficiency Score: 97.83

Located in San Marino, California, the San Marino Unified School District was created in 1951. Across the district's 4 schools, more than 100 teachers give instruction to over 3,000 students, resulting in a student-teacher ratio of about 22:1. San Marino students and staff take pride in their significant academic achievements, both as a district and as individuals. Programming spans kindergarten to grade 12. Learn more by visiting the San Marino Unified School District website at smusd.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 90.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 51.15
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 98.32
% Proficiency Score: 56.21

With administrative offices in Crescent City, California, Del Norte County Unified School District services both the city and surrounding Del Norte County via 11 schools that offer programming from kindergarten to grade 12. The district employs more than 150 teachers to educate over 3,500 students. Teachers and administrators have an unwavering focus on ensuring that each student receives the best education the district can offer. Learn more by visiting the Del Norte County Unified School District website at delnorte.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 52.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 41.45
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 77.77
% Proficiency Score: 85.96

Located in San Diego County, Poway Unified School District services the city of Poway and surrounding areas of the county. The publically funded district is home to 37 schools that range in programming from primary to adult education. Poway Schools employ over 1,200 teachers to educate more than 35,000 students, which creates a classroom ratio of approximately 28 students per teacher. Poway's unique mix of urban and rural environments allow students a number of diverse learning opportunities that help them use their school as a gateway to the future. Learn more by visiting the Poway Unified School District website at powayusd.com.

District Details
  • > 1,000 FTE Teachers
  • 25,000-50,000 Students
  • > 1,000 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 49.72
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 79.84
% Proficiency Score: 75.14

Serving the city of San Luis Obispo and located roughly halfway between Los Angeles and Sand Francisco, the San Luis Coastal Unified School District's administrative offices are located on Lizzie St. The school district services 7,535 children with programs ranging from kindergarten to grade 12. San Luis Coastal Schools employ 364 classroom teachers in 17 schools, which allows for a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. The district's teachers are able to provide rich learning opportunities that capitalize on the small city environment and help students become empowered learners in a 21st century classroom. Learn more by visiting the San Luis Obispo High School website at slcusd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 69.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 51.51
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 60.2
% Proficiency Score: 91.36

With administrative offices located in Laguna Beach, the Laguna Beach Unified School District is publically funded and services the city of Laguna Beach and some outlying neighborhoods. With 4 schools offering programming from kindergarten to grade 12 throughout the district, Laguna Beach Schools have an unwavering focus on success in education due to the hard work of their students and staff. The district employs over 100 teachers and educates more than 3,000 students. Learn more by visiting the Laguna Beach Unified School District website at lbusd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 84.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 46.83
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.3
% Proficiency Score: 99.46

A publicly funded district, La Canada Unified School District is high-achieving, with community partners and educators involved to help students focus on their successes. With district offices in La Canada, and serving the city and surrounding areas, La Canada has 4 schools to house the area's students. The district employs more than 150 teachers to educate over 4,000 students, creating a student-teacher ratio of about 24:1. La Canada's core programs help students achieve their personal best in academics, sports, and personal development. Learn more by visiting the La Canada Unified School District website at lcusd.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 92.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 57.6
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 45.85
% Proficiency Score: 97.84

Saratoga Union School district is a publically-funded elementary school district servicing Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and Los Gatos, California. Formed in 1865, the district holds 4 elementary and middle schools, and employs more than 100 teachers to educate over 2,000 children. Saratoga's suburban environment means that students and teachers can take advantage of empowering educational opportunities that are available throughout the school year. Learn more by visiting the Saratoga Union Elementary School District website at saratogausd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 25 Total Support Staff
  • 90.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 51.27
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.07
% Proficiency Score: 94.6

Located north of San Francisco in Marin County, California, Mill Valley Elementary School District is home to approximately 3,100 students educated by over 150 teachers throughout the district's 6 schools. With the district office centrally located between the board's 5 elementary schools and 1 middle school, Mill Valley school district's diverse student body ensures that every student can access an environment that promotes academic excellence. Learn more by visiting the Mill Valley Elementary School District website at mvschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 87.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 45.02
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 69.06
% Proficiency Score: 85.93

Established in 1876, the Newhall Elementary School District is located in the Santa Clarita Valley and serves the communities of Valencia and Newhall, as well as Stevenson Ranch. With administrative offices in Valencia, California, the district has 10 schools in total and employs more than 250 teachers to educate almost 7,000 students. With a student-teacher ratio of about 24:1, Newhall Schools' teachers are able to create global citizens who are critical thinkers and innovators. Learn more by visiting the Newhall Elementary School District website at newhallschooldistrict.net.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 79.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 43.37
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 61.52
% Proficiency Score: 94.05

Located on the fringe of the Angeles National Forest, Arcadia Unified School District is an important part of Arcadia and surrounding Los Angeles County. The district is home to approximately 9,000 public students spanning kindergarten to grade 12, and employs more than 350 classroom teachers throughout is 11 elementary, middle and high schools. The district has a classroom ratio of about 26:1, which ensures that in Arcadia schools, its caring that makes the difference. Learn more by visiting the Arcadia Unified School District website at site.ausd.net.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 87.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 54.79
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 65.79
% Proficiency Score: 77.82

Located between the Santa Ynez Mountain range and the Pacific Ocean, Goleta Union School District's jurisdiction consists of the City of Goleta and surrounding areas of Santa Barbara County. Founded in 1925, the district is home to 10 primary and middle schools, and educates over 3,500 students via more than 150 teachers. Staff members are committed to their professional development and encouraging every child to fulfill their full potential both as a learner and as a citizen in the community. Learn more by visiting the Goleta Union Elementary School District website at goleta.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 72.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 55.59
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 54.07
% Proficiency Score: 88.67

Located on the outskirts of San Rafael, California, Ross Valley Elementary School District operates 5 K - 8 schools in the area. With more than 2,200 students enrolled in the district's elementary and intermediate schools, Ross Valley employs more than 100 classroom teachers to meet student needs. The district maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 20:1, ensuring that each student is provided with a quality educational experience grounded in best practices. Learn more by visiting the Ross Valley Elementary School District website at rossvalleyschools.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 82.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 42.59
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 69.97
% Proficiency Score: 85.41

Located in Orange County, north of Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley School District has a student population of more than 6,000 K - 8 students across its 10 elementary and middle schools. The district employs more than 200 classroom teachers and reports a student-teacher ratio of about 27:1. Fountain Valley schools are committed to preparing today's youth for tomorrow. Learn more by visiting the Fountain Valley Elementary School District website at fvsd.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 79.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 48.72
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 69.69
% Proficiency Score: 79.48

With administrative offices in Santa Monica, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is a publically-funded school district that educates students from kindergarten to grade 12 throughout the city and neighboring Malibu. The district employs over 500 teachers that educate more than 11,000 students across its 16 schools, giving the district a ratio of about 22 students per teacher. This ratio and the dedication of the staff ensures that students are prepared to become tomorrow's leaders. Learn more by visiting the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District website at smmusd.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 73.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 45.77
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 80.3
% Proficiency Score: 71.35

Located in Canyon Country, California, the Sulphur Springs Union Elementary School District is home to more than 5,500 students from kindergarten to grade 6. The district operates 9 elementary schools and employs more than 200 classroom teachers, maintaining a student-teacher ratio of about 25:1. Sulphur Springs teachers are committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve academic excellence. Learn more by visiting the Sulphur Springs Union Elementary School District website at sssd.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 150 Total Support Staff
  • 66.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 61.99
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 43.45
% Proficiency Score: 91.9

Founded in 1908 in Larkspur, California, Tamalpais Union High School District services many communities throughout Mill Valley, Sausalito, Marin City, Stinson Beach, Fairfax, Larkspur and surrounding areas. With more than 200 teachers educating almost 4,000 students from grades 9 to 12, the district has a ratio of approximately 17.5 students per teacher. Tamalpais empowers students to develop the creativity, passion and self-motivation that they need to succeed after graduation. Learn more by visiting the Tamalpais Union High School District website at tamdistrict.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 85.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 50.16
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 48.58
% Proficiency Score: 97.29

Located in San Diego County, California, Del Mar Union Elementary School District continues to champion educational excellence. Within the district's 8 schools, 250 classroom teachers are employed by the district to educate over 4,300 students from kindergarten to grade 6. The district's urban environment ensures that a diverse mix of students and staff take advantage of cutting edge educational opportunities. Learn more by visiting the Del Mar Union Elementary School District website at dmusd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 90.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 51.54
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 58.94
% Proficiency Score: 85.41

Located in San Diego County, California, Coronado Unified School District is a public preK - 12 district that mainly serves students in the community of Coronado. With 6 elementary, middle and high schools in operation, the district is home to more than 3,000 students and employs over 140 classroom teachers. The district reports a classroom ratio of about 22:1, which ensures that Coronado teachers inspire, innovate and create opportunities to thrive. Learn more by visiting the Coronado Unified School District website at coronadousd.net.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 79.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 44.17
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 56.26
% Proficiency Score: 95.15

Located in Ventura County and headquartered in the city of Oak Park, California, Oak Park Unified School District services over 4,500 students via more than 150 teaching staff. With 8 schools that house grades kindergarten to 12, Oak Park has a ratio of approximately 26 students per teacher. Created in the early 1900s, Oak Park has worked to remain leader in academic programming through rigorous and innovative educational approaches. Learn more by visiting the Oak Park Unified School District website at oakparkusd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 88.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 44.22
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 78.31
% Proficiency Score: 71.89

Founded in 1966, the publically-funded Newport-Mesa Unified School District has its district office in Costa Mesa, California. The district primarily serves the two communities of Newport and Costa Mesa, although the district encompasses some children from the outlying areas as well. As one of the larger districts in Orange County, Newport-Mesa has 31 schools and almost 1,000 teachers that educate over 22,000 students. Learn more by visiting the Newport-Mesa Unified School District website at web.nmusd.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 500 Total Support Staff
  • 66.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 40.23
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 79.5
% Proficiency Score: 74.06

Located north of Temecula, California, in Riverside County, Murrieta Valley Unified School District is home to more than 23,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12. The district operates 20 elementary, middle and high schools and employs more than 800 classroom teachers to educate students. With a student-teacher ratio of about 28:1, Murrieta teachers inspire every student to think, learn, achieve and care. Learn more by visiting the Murrieta Valley Unified School District website at murrieta.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 500 Total Support Staff
  • 68.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 44.86
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 82.84
% Proficiency Score: 65.97

Located north of Ventura, California, Ojai Unified School District operates 10 elementary, middle and secondary schools and has a total student population of about 2,700 K - 12 public school students. The district employs more than 100 classroom teachers and reports a ratio of about 25 students per teacher. Ojai schools are dedicated to connecting students to success. Learn more by visiting the Ojai Unified School District website at ojaiusd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 2,000-3,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 61.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 45.25
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 51.19
% Proficiency Score: 96.22

Located in the city of Manhattan Beach, California, the district services the city of Manhattan Beach as well as parts of surrounding Los Angeles County. The publicly funded district has 8 schools that are home to over 6,500 students taught by over 250 teachers. Manhattan Beach Schools have a classroom ratio of about 25 to 1, which enables students to achieve their full potential under the tutelage of caring teachers and administrators. Learn more by visiting the Manhattan Beach Unified School District website at mbusd.org.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 89.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 40.91
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 71.5
% Proficiency Score: 80

Located in the suburban fringe of Santa Clarita, California, Saugus Union School District employs more than 350 classroom teachers throughout its 15 elementary schools to instruct the district's 10,000 K - 6 public school students. With a classroom ratio of about 28:1, Saugus teachers are committed to imparting the values of respect, integrity, learning, teamwork and enthusiasm to each student every day. Learn more by visiting the Saugus Union School District website at saugususd.org.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 45.72
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 54.81
% Proficiency Score: 91.89

Fremont Union High School District services the cities of Sunnyvale, San Jose, Los Altos, and Cupertino and operates 5 high schools throughout the area. The district employs 6 schools that employ a total of over 400 teachers. The schools themselves are home to over 10,000 students, which gives Fremont a student-teacher ratio of about 24:1. With dedicated staff and administrators, Fremont Union High Schools commit to their mission of educating and supporting each child as they grow to become a community leader in the 21st century. Learn more by visiting the Fremont Union High School District website at fuhsd.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 85.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 42.28
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 69.94
% Proficiency Score: 80

Found in northern San Diego County, San Marcos Unified School District is one of the largest school districts in the area, encompassing the town of San Marcos, as well as Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido, and some outlying regions. The publically-funded district is home to almost 20,000 students who are educated by more than 700 teachers, creating a class ratio of 28 to 1. San Marcos' teachers are empowered to engage students in order to inspire their future. Learn more by visiting the San Marcos Unified School District website at smusd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 500 Total Support Staff
  • 74.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 47.82
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 59.68
% Proficiency Score: 84.32

Located in the suburbs of Roseville, Rocklin Unified School District consists of 21 elementary, middle and high schools throughout the community. With more than 12,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12, the district employs over 500 classroom teachers to instruct them at a ratio of about 24:1. Rocklin schools are dedicated to ensuring that each student thrives intellectually. Learn more by visiting the Rocklin Unified School District website at rocklinusd.org.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 78.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 53.58
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 39.8
% Proficiency Score: 98.38

Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District is comprised of 2 secondary schools in adjoining cities in Santa Clara County. Between Los Gatos and Saratoga, the district employs about 150 classroom teachers to educate over 3,000 students from grades 9 to 12. The districts teacher's and administrators are committed to optimize the learning of each student, and encourage each individual to excellence. Learn more by visiting the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District website at lgsuhsd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 50 Total Support Staff
  • 91.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 47.57
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 59.74
% Proficiency Score: 84.32

Davis Joint Unified School District serves the city of Davis, California as well as the nearby community of El Macero. With administrative offices on B Street in Davis, the district is home to 18 schools, and educates 8,599 students by 361 classroom teachers. With a student-teacher ratio of 24:1, class size and diversity lead to a richly robust learning environment that helps Davis equip Davis students with knowledge and skills to succeed in an interconnected world. Learn more by visiting the Davis Joint Unified School District website at djusd.k12.ca.us.

District Details
  • > 300 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 78.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 45.13
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 56.28
% Proficiency Score: 89.73

A publicly funded elementary school district in San Diego County, Encinitas Union Elementary School District educates students from kindergarten to grade 6. With more than 200 teachers educating over 5,000 students, Encinitas Schools is proud of their local, state, and national awards received for innovative programming and excellent student achievement. The district's teachers and administrators continue to focus on academic excellence, core technology learning, and student wellness. Learn more by visiting the Encinitas Union Elementary School District website at ww2.eusd.net.

District Details
  • > 200 FTE Teachers
  • 5000-10,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 83.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 46.03
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 70.48
% Proficiency Score: 74.61

A public high school district located near Sacramento, California, Nevada Joint Union High School District operates 9 schools across the area. Combined, the schools employ more than 100 teaching staff to educate 3,300 students from grades 9 to 12. The small town environment coupled with teacher motivation ensures that Nevada Joint Union's students have the opportunity to pursue their academic hopes and dreams within the community and beyond. Learn more by visiting the Nevada Joint Union High School District website at njuhsd.com.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 75 Total Support Staff
  • 69.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 46.36
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 47.97
% Proficiency Score: 96.76

Cupertino Union School District is a public school district that supports the city of Cupertino, as well as areas of San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara, California. The district operates 25 primary and middle schools that offer programming from pre-kindergarten to grade 8. Cupertino employs more than 750 teachers and educates over 19,000 students, which creates a student-teacher ratio of about 24:1. The small-city environment is ideal to offer students robust learning opportunities and community engagement. Learn more by visiting the Cupertino Union School District website at edline.net.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 89.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 45.63
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 76.41
% Proficiency Score: 68.65

Founded in 1873, the Redding Elementary School District in Shasta County, California is home to 11 publicly funded elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Redding Schools employ over 100 teachers to educate more than 3,300 students. At 26 students per teacher, Redding students can easily access rich learning opportunities that help them become leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 63.5 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 45.88
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 56.95
% Proficiency Score: 87.58

Headquartered in Calabasas, California, the Las Virgenes Unified School District is an integral part of Los Angeles County. The district is home to more than 11,000 elementary, middle and high school students throughout its 16 schools and employs about 450 classroom teachers, maintaining a teaching ratio of about 25:1. Las Virgenes teachers are dedicated to shaping the future through education. Learn more by visiting the Las Virgenes Unified School District website at lvusd.org.

District Details
  • > 400 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 200 Total Support Staff
  • 81.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 54.8
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 68.57
% Proficiency Score: 67.02

Located in the heart of San Francisco's fine arts district, the San Francisco Public Schools District embraces the diversity of its staff, students, and community. Established in 1851, the district serves more than 55,000 students in 127 schools. More than 2,800 teachers ensure that each of the district's students is learning up to their academic potential; a student-teacher ratio of 20:1 ensures that teachers can provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed. Learn more by visiting the San Francisco Unified School District website at sfusd.edu.

District Details
  • > 2,500 FTE Teachers
  • 50,000-100,000 Students
  • > 1,000 Total Support Staff
  • 62.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 57.38
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 64.87
% Proficiency Score: 68.09

Located in Truckee, California, the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District services Tahoe, Truckee, and surrounding unincorporated areas of Nevada County. The district operates 12 schools, and employs over 150 teachers who educate almost 4,000 students. This gives the district a teacher-student ratio of about 21:1. The district's combination of town and rural environments provide unique learning opportunities in which students can thrive. Learn more by visiting the Tahoe-Truckee Joint Unified School District website at ttusd.org.

District Details
  • > 100 FTE Teachers
  • 3,000-4,000 Students
  • > 100 Total Support Staff
  • 63.0 Avg % Proficiency
Student/Teacher Ratio Score: 45.17
Teacher/Support Ratio Score: 55.37
% Proficiency Score: 89.74

Located east of San Francisco, Pleasanton Unified school District is an important part of Alameda County. The district is home to 16 Elementary, middle and high schools and serves more than 14,000 students. Employing over 550 classroom teachers, the K - 12 district has a classroom ratio of about 25:1, ensuring that Pleasanton teachers are committed to remaining a 'community of character'. Learn more by visiting the Pleasanton Unified School District website at pleasantonusd.net.

District Details
  • > 500 FTE Teachers
  • 10,000-25,000 Students
  • > 300 Total Support Staff
  • 83.0 Avg % Proficiency

Continued List of School Districts in California

RankingSchool DistrictSchoolsTeachersOverall Score
#51 Clovis Unified School District471,54763.27
#52 Berkeley Unified School District1948763.21
#53 Atascadero Unified School District1218963.2
#54 Redondo Beach Unified School District1334863.18
#55 San Ramon Valley Unified School District361,26262.81
#56 Ukiah Unified School District1528262.71
#57 El Centro Elementary School District1523662.29
#58 Enterprise Elementary School District815262.23
#59 Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District318562.15
#60 Castro Valley Unified School District1537461.93
#61 Gateway Unified School District1218561.83
#62 San Mateo Union High School District840261.7
#63 Campbell Union Elementary School District1333661.67
#64 Eureka Union School District713861.5
#65 Placer Union High School District617961.39
#66 Whittier Union High School District745561.38
#67 Ramona City Unified School District1020561.36
#68 San Carlos School District815461.33
#69 Galt Joint Union Elementary School District618261.31
#70 Shasta Union High School District1124861.27
#71 Fallbrook Union Elementary School District919861.24
#72 Etiwanda School District1753361.18
#73 Sweetwater Union High School District311,57561.16
#74 Moorpark Unified School District1227461.06
#75 Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District3493761
#76 Temecula Valley Unified School District311,16060.99
#77 Castaic Union Elementary School District512460.99
#78 Culver City Unified School District928160.9
#79 East Whittier City School District1435260.85
#80 Simi Valley Unified School District2973560.8
#81 Wiseburn Elementary School District716660.79
#82 Albany City Unified School District717160.75
#83 South San Francisco Unified School District1639460.68
#84 Acalanes Union High School District526060.58
#85 Sequoia Union High School District1048760.55
#86 Delano Joint Union High School District416860.38
#87 Fort Bragg Unified School District810860.38
#88 William S. Hart Union High School District211,07260.36
#89 Los Angeles Unified School District1,01127,74860.33
#90 Alameda Unified School District2147760.28
#91 Brea-Olinda Unified School District920860.22
#92 Glendale Unified School District3499560.17
#93 Claremont Unified School District1228060.15
#94 Temple City Unified School District823860.13
#95 Ocean View School District1635360.08
#96 Rescue Union Elementary School District715560
#97 Carpinteria Unified School District810659.93
#98 River Delta Joint Unified School District1211059.75
#99 Lakeside Union Elementary School District1423759.72
#100 El Segundo Unified School District513759.59
#101 Chico Unified School District2958959.59
#102 El Dorado Union High School District928159.55
#103 Huntington Beach Union High School District961359.54
#104 Centralia Elementary School District816859.37
#105 Burbank Unified School District2269559.34
#106 Morongo Unified School District1838159.33
#107 Pasadena Unified School District3481759.27
#108 South Pasadena Unified School District520159.16
#109 Alta Loma Elementary School District1022559.07
#110 Lake Elsinore Unified School District2688459.01
#111 San Dieguito Academy1047558.88
#112 Westside Union School District1333058.87
#113 Paradise Unified School District1419258.81
#114 Dublin Unified School District1034258.81
#115 Santa Cruz City Elementary/High1531058.79
#116 Santa Barbara Unified School District2765358.78
#117 Ventura Unified School District2966658.78
#118 Alhambra Unified School District1865558.73
#119 Buckeye Union Elementary School District921358.7
#120 San Diego Unified School District2285,46158.62
#121 San Gabriel Unified School District928558.61
#122 Brentwood Union School District1133558.51
#123 Bonita Unified School District1439558.49
#124 Scotts Valley Unified School District410558.44
#125 Tustin Unified School District2982758.43
#126 Barstow Unified School District1322358.41
#127 Snowline Joint Unified School District1229958.38
#128 Petaluma City Elementary/Joint Union2035058.31
#129 Monrovia Unified School District1224158.31
#130 West Covina Unified School District1755658.16
#131 San Ysidro Elementary School District717458.07
#132 Antelope Valley Union High School District151,03158.06
#133 Jefferson Union High School District621258.06
#134 Vista Unified School District341,04358.03
#135 Torrance Unified School District3286457.99
#136 Santee Elementary School District1125157.98
#137 Walnut Valley Unified School District1556157.94
#138 Travis Unified School District1021957.9
#139 Carlsbad Unified School District1639557.85
#140 Martinez Unified School District917157.72
#141 Fremont Unified School District431,33057.72
#142 Huntington Beach City Elementary School District924657.67
#143 Los Gatos Union Elementary School District514057.62
#144 Rowland Unified School District2466057.61
#145 Ceres Unified School District2454157.61
#146 Los Alamitos Unified School District1035957.61
#147 Sylvan Union School District1434357.59
#148 San Mateo-Foster City School District2150357.59
#149 Cypress Elementary School District613457.46
#150 Burlingame Elementary School District714257.31
#151 Julian Union Elementary School District514457.25
#152 Whittier City Elementary School District1322857.24
#153 Union District #23922757.21
#154 Ripon Unified School District813057.16
#155 Bear Valley Unified School District710357.11
#156 Roseville Joint Union High School District743356.93
#157 Long Beach Unified School District892,96756.92
#158 Saddleback Valley Unified School District351,05356.9
#159 Central Elementary School District718356.88
#160 Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District2059656.84
#161 Roseville City Elementary School District1939656.8
#162 Grossmont Union High School District1886356.79
#163 Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District716656.78
#164 Loomis Union Elementary School District814856.74
#165 Conejo Valley Unified School District2783556.71
#166 Little Lake City Elementary School District917556.69
#167 Plumas Unified School District1110756.66
#168 Chula Vista Elementary School District471,24856.64
#169 Lucia Mar Unified School District1846256.63
#170 Center Joint Unified School District919156.54
#171 Duarte Unified School District921456.49
#172 Orange Unified School District411,11856.44
#173 La Mesa-Spring Valley School District2243356.34
#174 Sierra Sands Unified School District1221156.34
#175 Paso Robles Joint Unified School District1226256.32
#176 Santa Clara Unified School District2563656.32
#177 San Juan Unified School District771,92456.26
#178 Magnolia Elementary School District924256.19
#179 Oakley Union Elementary School District718456.15
#180 Mountain View-Whisman School District1222356.11
#181 Moreland Elementary School District619956.07
#182 La Habra City Elementary School District918456.04
#183 South Bay Union School District1332055.96
#184 Fallbrook Union High School District310855.93
#185 ABC Unified School District3081855.91
#186 Western Placer Unified School District1328555.9
#187 Selma Unified School District1227555.89
#188 Walnut Creek Elementary School District615255.8
#189 Silver Valley Unified School District912455.68
#190 Fullerton Joint Union High School District852255.67
#191 San Rafael City High School District310455.66
#192 Sanger Unified School District2047155.61
#193 Garden Grove Unified School District671,70655.52
#194 National Elementary School District1124655.49
#195 Rosemead Elementary School District511355.41
#196 Panama Buena Vista Union School District2367955.4
#197 Mountain Empire Unified School District2218255.38
#198 Eureka City Unified School District817355.33
#199 Jefferson Elementary School District411255.33
#200 Glendora Unified School District928655.29
#201 El Monte Union High School District743355.27
#202 Chino Valley Unified School District361,12755.26
#203 Folsom Cordova Unified School District3474055.24
#204 Oceanside Unified School District2583955.14
#205 Westminster School District1740055.12
#206 Kings Canyon Unified School District2340355.08
#207 Stockton Unified School District621,43455.05
#208 Capistrano Unified School District631,87155.02
#209 Sunnyvale Elementary School District1029155
#210 Garvey Elementary School District1020854.97
#211 Keppel Union Elementary School District710254.84
#212 Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District1028054.83
#213 Merced Union High School District943954.8
#214 Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District817954.7
#215 San Jose Unified School District531,41454.68
#216 Oakland Unified School District1252,10554.64
#217 Campbell Union High School District732454.62
#218 Hacienda La Puente Unified School District3684654.57
#219 Milpitas Unified School District1541254.5
#220 Hemet Unified School District2884254.49
#221 Novato Unified School District1937054.48
#222 Cambrian Elementary School District513354.47
#223 Pleasant Valley School District1331954.47
#224 Salida Union Elementary School District510354.46
#225 Burton Elementary School District816954.45
#226 Natomas Unified School District1854154.43
#227 Stanislaus Union Elementary School District611854.39
#228 Lennox Elementary School District1031954.35
#229 Turlock Unified School District1560654.32
#230 Rim Of The World Unified School District716754.28
#231 Visalia Unified School District401,04654.24
#232 Fresno Unified School District1083,03654.18
#233 Gilroy Unified School District1647954.13
#234 Pajaro Valley Unified School District3382154.1
#235 Yuba City Unified School District1962354.08
#236 Kern High School District251,40653.97
#237 Calaveras Unified School District1313953.92
#238 Pacifica School District713553.83
#239 Paramount Unified School District1950653.71
#240 Cajon Valley Union School District3068553.54
#241 Tehachapi Unified School District717853.42
#242 Beaumont Unified School District1232553.42
#243 Azusa Unified School District1841653.41
#244 Berryessa Union School District1432353.35
#245 Central Unified School District2158953.31
#246 Downey Unified School District2088153.26
#247 Fruitvale Elementary School District512753.17
#248 El Rancho Unified School District1437953.15
#249 Arvin Union Elementary School District413953.15
#250 Escondido Union School District2679953.13
#251 Lowell Joint School District611653.09
#252 Monterey Peninsula Unified School District2355353.07
#253 Modesto City Schools341,23453.07
#254 Fullerton Union High School2051153.05
#255 Lake Tahoe Unified School District817453.01
#256 Palo Verde Unified School District814052.99
#257 Rosedale Union Elementary School District923552.98
#258 Bellflower Unified School District1552052.97
#259 Menifee Union School District1441352.92
#260 Charter Oak Unified School District1019952.91
#261 Upland Unified School District1444252.9
#262 Hanford Joint Union High School District615352.84
#263 Brawley Elementary School District514452.83
#264 Covina-Valley Unified School District1851352.78
#265 Napa Valley Unified School District3375652.77
#266 Bassett Unified School District716952.63
#267 Central Union High School District318052.59
#268 El Monte City School District1538352.58
#269 Hayward Unified School District3689552.54
#270 Vacaville Unified School District1652052.53
#271 Val Verde Unified School District2276152.5
#272 Tulare Joint Union High School District723352.42
#273 Buena Park Elementary School District718652.42
#274 Southern Kern Unified School District613252.41
#275 Oroville City Elementary School District811352.33
#276 Morgan Hill Unified School District1434652.31
#277 Escondido Union School District839552.3
#278 Empire Union Elementary School District611852.16
#279 Redlands Unified School District2684152.14
#280 Oak Grove Elementary School District2041752.12
#281 Liberty Union High School District532552.08
#282 Lawndale Elementary School District1026852.07
#283 New Haven Unified School District1348652.04
#284 Mountain View Elementary School District1227351.99
#285 Cabrillo Unified School District713751.93
#286 Twin Rivers Unified School District531,36751.9
#287 Sonoma Valley Unified School District1222351.89
#288 Orcutt Union Elementary School District919451.87
#289 Redwood City School District1737451.79
#290 Galt Joint Union High School District310751.72
#291 Lemoore Union Elementary School District713351.72
#292 Delano Union Elementary School District1333351.66
#293 Mount Diablo Unified School District521,32451.64
#294 Benicia Unified School District820951.61
#295 Lynwood Unified School District2056851.59
#296 Windsor Unified School District1022151.4
#297 Oakdale Joint Unified School District923051.33
#298 Evergreen Elementary School District1851851.3
#299 Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District1539151.3
#300 Ravenswood City Elementary School District917251.26
#301 Corona-Norco Unified School District522,01751.23
#302 Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District2976451.16
#303 Riverside Unified School District501,62151.1
#304 Soledad Unified School District1119451.06
#305 Chaffey Joint Union High School District1194651.05
#306 Marysville Joint Unified School District2440850.92
#307 Vallejo City Unified School District2660250.88
#308 Roseland Elementary School District410850.87
#309 San Benito High School District211650.73
#310 Hesperia Unified School District3091050.71
#311 Desert Sands Unified School District341,08850.66
#312 Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District2985550.65
#313 San Rafael City Elementary School District920350.65
#314 Escalon Unified School District811950.61
#315 Washington Unified School District1435850.6
#316 Fowler Unified School District910050.56
#317 Lammersville Joint Unified511550.54
#318 Hanford Elementary School District1225250.51
#319 Merced City School District1845050.41
#320 Oroville Union High School District410350.34
#321 San Bruno Park Elementary School District810950.31
#322 San Bernardino City Unified School District892,29250.3
#323 Fontana Unified School District431,61350.26
#324 Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District1526650.25
#325 West Contra Costa Unified School District591,30450.17
#326 Elk Grove Unified School District663,01250.14
#327 Franklin-McKinley School District2143450.08
#328 San Jose Unified School District231,09350.08
#329 Baldwin Park Unified School District2296550.03
#330 Antioch Unified School District2872249.97
#331 Apple Valley Unified School District1657349.95
#332 Lancaster School District2356249.85
#333 Dinuba Unified School District1028249.83
#334 Dixon Unified School District714049.81
#335 Lodi Unified School District541,25649.73
#336 Jefferson Elementary School District1529449.73
#337 Sacramento City Unified School District871,87049.65
#338 Newark Unified School District1325549.57
#339 Los Banos Unified School District1639049.55
#340 Compton Unified School District3899549.55
#341 Anaheim City School District2567749.5
#342 San Jacinto Unified School District1537649.34
#343 South Whittier Elementary School District711549.32
#344 Lincoln Unified School District1236749.3
#345 San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District818549.22
#346 Richland Union Elementary School District414949.22
#347 Hawthorne School District1133749.19
#348 Norris Elementary School District515349.13
#349 Rialto Unified School District301,01449.12
#350 Nuview Union Elementary School District712449.08
#351 Bakersfield City School District421,30849.03
#352 Amador County Unified School District1215248.97
#353 Santa Maria Joint Union High School District431848.94
#354 Mcfarland Unified School District616348.92
#355 Hollister School District1121148.9
#356 Lamont Elementary School District412248.88
#357 Greenfield Union School District1236048.85
#358 Delhi Unified School District611448.74
#359 Konocti Unified School District1113148.66
#360 Tulare City Elementary School District1739448.64
#361 Tracy Unified School District2472548.62
#362 Atwater Elementary School District1118848.54
#363 Lompoc Unified School District1644948.43
#364 Alvord Unified School District2375148.36
#365 Riverbank Unified School District612148.24
#366 Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District510748.19
#367 Perris Union High School District838848.18
#368 Woodlake Unified610248.14
#369 Jurupa Unified School District2775248.13
#370 Porterville Unified School District2252948.12
#371 City of Santa Rosa Elementary/High3370348.04
#372 Palm Springs Unified School District3089948.02
#373 Oxnard Union High School District1065448
#374 Weaver Union School District411847.98
#375 Colton Joint Unified School District2799647.96
#376 Woodland Joint Unified School District1743147.95
#377 Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District1119647.93
#378 Santa Ana Unified School District602,14547.9
#379 Centinela Valley Union High School District830147.79
#380 Ontario-Montclair School District3298947.73
#381 Pomona Unified School District431,02947.68
#382 Washington Unified913947.55
#383 Perris Elementary School District925047.52
#384 Kerman Unified School District719547.31
#385 Inglewood Unified School District2853447.18
#386 Moreno Valley Unified School District401,35047.1
#387 Oxnard Elementary School District2165846.98
#388 Parlier Unified School District815546.91
#389 Lemon Grove Elementary School District615146.9
#390 Lemoore Union High School District310546.89
#391 King City Union Elementary School District512446.87
#392 Coalinga-Huron Joint Unified School District1118846.83
#393 Romoland Elementary School District512046.74
#394 Pittsburg Unified School District1347346.72
#395 Imperial Unified School District515446.63
#396 Fillmore Unified School District815046.59
#397 San Leandro Unified School District1236346.49
#398 Ocean View Elementary School District511246.43
#399 Santa Maria-Bonita School District1960546.21
#400 Victor Elementary School District1941646.12
#401 Montebello Unified School District301,11246.07
#402 Hilmar Unified School District610446
#403 Victor Valley Union High School District1065845.98
#404 Standard Elementary School District413045.87
#405 Coachella Valley Unified School District2383445.81
#406 Gonzales Unified School District410745.74
#407 Farmersville Unified School District612045.72
#408 North Monterey County Unified School District818245.65
#409 Palmdale School District2882545.39
#410 Livingston Union Elementary School District510445.31
#411 Alum Rock Union Elementary School District2957345.19
#412 Fairfax Elementary School District310244.99
#413 Patterson Joint Unified School District822744.96
#414 San Lorenzo Unified School District1849544.73
#415 Mendota Unified School District612644.61
#416 Salinas Union High School District1156844.5
#417 Corcoran Joint Unified School District914444.37
#418 Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District912144.07
#419 Manteca Unified School District3087044
#420 Calexico Unified School District1336243.85
#421 Hueneme Elementary School District1132243.76
#422 Santa Rita Union Elementary School District611143.48
#423 Madera Unified School District2777643.3
#424 Waterford Unified School District615943.13
#425 Adelanto Elementary School District1636743.1
#426 Banning Unified School District1318042.86
#427 Lindsay Unified School District1016642.61
#428 Salinas City Elementary School District1334342.1
#429 Mojave Unified School District810941.92
#430 Oro Grande Elementary School District314741.86
#431 Alisal Union Elementary School District1332341.56
#432 Greenfield Union Elementary School District513841.25
#433 Reef-Sunset Unified School District911740.02
#434 Wasco Union Elementary School District513339.89
#435 Rio Elementary School District818439.81
#436 Lucerne Valley Unified School District611938.23
#437 Eastside Union Elementary School District514438.08

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey