Sonoma County Office of Education

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.

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Education Facts 2018-19 | April 2019
This annual report provides a wealth of data about Sonoma County schools, including: number of schools, enrollment, student diversity, achievement, school staffing, and funding.


For a complete list of school districts and schools:


Elementary: 31
High School: 3
Unified: 6
Total: 40


Elementary: 110
Middle/Junior High: 27
High: 19
Alternative: 14
Independent Study: 5
Total: 175* 56 of the above total are charter schools.


Student Enrollment by District

Visit this California Department of Education web page to see student enrollment broken down by school district.

Number of K-12 public school students

2018-18: 70,449
2016-17: 70,940
2015-16: 71,131
2014-15; 71,096
2013-14: 70,932
2012-13: 70,637

Students by Group

Economically Disadvantaged: 50% | 35,475
English Learner: 21 %| 14,864
Special Education: 15% | 10,779
Foster Youth (2015-16): 1% | 332

During 2016-17, 11.9 percent (1,925 number) of English learners were redesignated Fluent English Proficient.

Students by Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino: 45.5% | 32,086 students
White: 42.5% | 30,026 students
Multiple/no response: 5% | 3,604 students
Asian, Pacific Islander, Filipino: 4% | 3,004 students
African American: 2% | 1,119 students
Native American: 1% | 610 students

Find additional measures of school/district performance and progress at

Class of 2018 Sonoma County Graduates:

Number of Graduates 2018:4,538

Cohort Graduation Rate 2018:
All Students: 81% |
White Students: 82%
Hispanic/Latino Students: 80%

Graduate transition to higher education

Graduates completing a-g requirements, 2017-18*: 37%
Graduates enrolled at SRJC, fall 2016: 41%
Graduates enrolled in CSU, fall 2017: 15%
Graduates enrolled in UC, fall 2017: 5%

*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 2018

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 51.3 49.9
Mathematics 38.6 38.7


Learn about Sonoma County's award-winning schools here.

Expenditures 2017-18

Benefits: 22%
Books/Supplies: 4%
Other Operating Expenses: 21%
Salaries: 53%

Income for K-12 Education 2017-18

Countywide general fund income by source

State sources: $374,147,669 | 43%
Property taxes: $320,383,619 | 37%
Federal sources: $31,361,925 | 4%
Other sources: $146,685,965 | 17%
Total: $872,578,539

Public School Staffing 2016-17

Administrators: 433
Teachers: 3,946
Pupil services (counselors, nurses, etc.): 55
Classified staff: 2,830
Total: 7,764

SCOE Leadership

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 Priorities

Learn about SCOE's mission and priorities here.

SCOE Programs

SCOE provides the following:
Classroom instruction for approximately 420 special education students, preschool through age 22
Instructional support services for about 400 students who are deaf/hard of hearing or visually impaired
Case management for approximately 60 students who live in licensed children’s institutions and attend non-public schools
Alternative schools for approximately 140 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
207 professional development classes for educators serving more than 5,000 attendees
Processing of financial transactions and review of Local Control and Accountability Plans for 40 districts