Sonoma County Schools Data and Facts
This page contains data on Sonoma County school districts and schools. It is updated in the spring of each year. Information is for the 2017-18 school year unless otherwise noted.
This annual report provides a wealth of data about Sonoma County schools, including: number of schools, enrollment, student diversity, achievement, school staffing, and funding.
Public Schools and Districts in Sonoma County
For a complete list of school districts and schools: scoe.org/schooldirectory
High School: 3
Middle/Junior High: 26
Independent Study: 5
Total: 173* 56 of the above total are charter schools.
Student Enrollment by District
Number of K-12 public school students
Students by Group
Economically Disadvantaged: 48% | 33,402
English Learner: 20.1%| 14,000
Special Education: 13.1% | 11,303
Foster Youth (2015-16): 1% | 601
During 2018-19, 15.9 percent of English learners were redesignated Fluent English Proficient.
Students by Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino: 45.6% | 32,086 students
White: 42.0% | 29,312 students
Multiple/no response: 4% | 3,891 students
Asian, Pacific Islander, Filipino: 4% | 2,999 students
African American: 1.5% | 1,093 students
Native American: .08% | 619 students
Find additional measures of school/district performance and progress at caschooldashboard.org.
Class of 2019 Sonoma County Graduates:
Number of Graduates 2019: 4,391
Cohort Graduation Rate 2019:
All Students: 82% |
White Students: 85%
Hispanic/Latino Students: 79%
Graduate transition to higher education
Graduates completing a-g requirements, 2018-19*: 38%
College-Going Rate 2017-18: 63%
*Cohort graduation rate is the percentage of students who earned diplomas in four years
*Students who complete the a-g requirements have met requirements to enter UC/CSU system
SBAC Results 2019
The Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) measure student knowledge of English language arts (ELA) and math as part of the overall California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system.
|Subject||County - % Proficient||State - % Proficient|
|English language arts||50.4||51.1|
Finance and Staffing
Other Operating Expenses: 20%
Income for K-12 Education 2017-18
Countywide general fund income by source
State sources: $349,114,275 | 42%
Property taxes: $348,602, 018 | 42%
Federal sources: $32,046,525 | 4%
Other sources: $100,158,901 | 12%
Public School Staffing
Pupil services (counselors, nurses, etc.): 535
Classified staff: 2,835
SCOE is led by a publicly elected county superintendent. Learn about the Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools here.
Separately elected Sonoma County Board of Education members oversee county court and community schools and work with the superintendent to oversee county education initiatives. Learn about the board here.
SCOE provides the following:
Classroom instruction for approximately 390 special education students, preschool through age 22
Instructional support services for about 380 students who are deaf/hard of hearing or visually impaired
Case management for approximately 50 students who live in licensed children’s institutions and attend non-public schools
Alternative schools for approximately 142 at-risk youth
Instruction to about 300 students in juvenile hall (over the course of the year) and about 40 adults in county correctional facilities
242 professional development classes for educators serving more than 5,500 attendees
Processing of financial transactions and review of Local Control and Accountability Plans for 40 districts