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.
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.
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: 27
Independent Study: 5
Total: 175* 56 of the above total are charter schools.
Student Enrollment by District
Number of K-12 public school students
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 caschooldashboard.org.
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|
Finance and Staffing
Other Operating Expenses: 21%
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%
Public School Staffing 2016-17
Pupil services (counselors, nurses, etc.): 55
Classified staff: 2,830
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 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