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Featured Blog Post · December 9, 2021

What’s Next for California’s K–12 Enrollment?

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Fact Cards

41 California’s rank among states for share of high school graduates who directly enroll in four-year college.
Enrollment fell nearly 3% in California’s public K–12 schools between 2019–20 and 2020–21.
Nearly 40% of California’s schoolchildren are either current or former English Learners.
Schools were a key source of food for low-income families despite closures during the pandemic.
29% Share of K–12 students who lack reliable internet service at home.
A majority of the 6 million students in California’s public schools are “high need”—low-income, English Learner (EL), or foster youth.