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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | August 13, 2014

California K-12 Students: Back to School by the Numbers

As millions of California children head back to school, kidsdata.org offers a round-up of recent data on how kids are faring in the state's public schools.

Public school enrollment in California—about 6.2 million students in 2013—has risen about 18% since 1994. Students of all backgrounds have made strides in graduation rates and test achievement:

Despite this upward trend, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities remain in many indicators of student progress:

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Helpful Links

California Dropout Research Project

National Center for Education Statistics

Child Trends: Educational Attainment

The Education Trust West

California Department of Education—DataQuest


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