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California Public High School Graduates

This table shows the number of high school graduates from all Californa public schools (regardless of school type since 1985.

Data regarding high school graduates were obtained from the California Department of Education. All categories of public schools are covered including comprehensive schools, continuation schools, and other categories of schools. Visit High School Characteristics to obtain expanded information about specific high schools in California.

Visit Freshmen Pathways to study the relationship of First-Time Students between California public colleges and California high schools.
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YearAsian/Pac IsBlackFilipinoNat AmLatinoWhiteNo RespTotal
1985 17,898 19,013 4,483 1,833 41,958 140,263 0 225,448
1986 19,035 18,387 4,976 1,658 43,556 141,414 0 229,026
1987 20,640 18,809 5,199 1,729 45,872 145,165 0 237,414
1988 22,829 19,444 5,957 1,872 49,040 150,376 0 249,518
1989 23,688 18,563 6,344 1,929 51,809 142,291 0 244,624
1990 26,167 17,488 6,740 1,890 55,219 129,058 0 236,562
1991 26,159 17,119 6,782 1,997 59,240 122,867 0 234,164
1992 27,754 17,656 7,167 2,112 66,199 123,706 0 244,594
1993 29,305 18,219 7,339 2,138 71,466 120,853 0 249,320
1994 30,569 18,979 7,810 2,119 75,026 118,580 0 253,083
1995 28,533 18,864 8,496 2,262 76,557 120,488 0 255,200
1996 29,039 19,436 8,395 2,290 78,619 121,292 0 259,071
1997 30,420 20,742 9,034 2,364 82,015 124,496 0 269,071
1998 33,148 21,165 9,563 2,513 87,742 128,405 361 282,897
1999 34,483 22,065 9,548 2,665 95,438 134,229 793 299,221
2000 35,897 22,536 9,602 2,655 100,637 137,578 961 309,866
2001 36,729 22,474 10,229 2,734 103,795 139,228 935 316,124
2002 37,895 23,451 10,311 3,036 109,038 140,421 1,743 325,895
2003 37,748 24,846 10,978 3,120 116,720 144,660 3,006 341,078
2004 37,523 25,267 11,247 3,040 121,418 141,575 3,411 343,481
2005 38,739 26,800 11,485 2,950 129,671 140,807 4,765 355,217
2006 40,693 25,360 11,643 2,833 124,529 138,627 5,429 349,114
2007 40,490 25,737 11,762 2,866 128,462 138,595 8,729 356,641
2008 41,913 26,026 12,472 3,074 143,476 141,344 8,088 376,393
2009 42,728 26,026 12,624 2,892 157,153 136,405 5,815 383,643

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