Schools & Districts
Sonoma County is divided into 40 school districts for kindergarten through twelfth-grade (K-12) educational services. There are 31 elementary, 3 high school, and 6 unified districts. Unified districts operate both elementary and secondary schools for the students residing within their boundaries.
The county’s school districts vary in size, serving both rural and urban areas. The smallest district in the county, Kashia, is located in a rural area and has about 11 students. The largest district, Santa Rosa City High, enrolls over 11,000 students in the county’s most populous city. For detailed information on school districts and student demographics, click the Education Facts link below.
Enrollment in Sonoma County public schools grew rapidly during the 1990s, but has been decreasing since 2001. In recent years, the countywide drop in enrollment has been modest. Some districts have seen large declines in enrollment over the years, while others have experienced significant growth. These shifts are largely due to the county’s changing demographics and the availability of housing for families with school-age children.
Education Facts 2016-17 | April 2017
This brochure summarizes some of the data about Sonoma County schools: number of schools, enrollment, student diversity, achievement, school staffing, and funding.
Spotlight on Sonoma County Schools | Published August 2017
This annual insert in the Press Democrat showcases new and innovative practices in Sonoma County schools and provides back-to-school resources. Download the PDF here or click below to view in an interactive format. If you have trouble accessing this document, please contact Jamie Hansen at email@example.com or 707-524-2620 for help.