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Largest school districts in Los Angeles County, 2019-20

Jan. 12, 2021
Los Angeles Unified is by far the largest district, but the county has more than 75 public school systems.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is the second-largest public school system in the United States, but it is just one of more than 75 districts in Los Angeles County.

In 2019-20, districts in L.A. County had a total of 1,416,522 students, according to the California Department of Education, and more than 800,000 are enrolled in districts other than Los Angeles Unified.

Here are the 10 public districts in L.A. County with the greatest number of students in 2019-20.

Los Angeles Unified              596,937
Long Beach Unified                 72,002
Glendale Unified                       25,528
Montebello Unified                   24,371
William S. Hart Union High     23,968
Compton Unified                      23,194
Torrance Unified                       23,100
Pomona Unified                        22,766
Antelope Valley Union High     22,563
Palmdale Elementary                22,166

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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