Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools


Different Colors of Hands Representing Diversity

The strength of our county's educational system is derived from the wide diversity that can be found in our 24 school districts and their schools, all working to serve approximately 78,000 students. We provide the richest learning environment in Monterey County.

Student Enrollment by District

Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest, Student Enrollment 2018-19
DistrictStudent Population
Alisal Union School District8,835
Big Sur Unified School District116
Bradley Union School District440
Carmel Unified School District2,467
Chualar Union School District309
Gonzales Unified School District2,369
Graves School District42
Greenfield Union School District3,616
King City Union School District2,702
Lagunita School District101
Mission Union School District131
Monterey County Office of Education1,851
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District10,658
North Monterey County Unified School District4,595
Pacific Grove Unified School District2,035
Salinas City Elementary School District8,689
Salinas Union High School District15,818
San Antonio Union School District120
San Ardo Union School District110
San Lucas Union School District73
Santa Rita Union School District3,646
Soledad Unified School District4,905
South Monterey Co. Joint Union High School District2,421
Spreckels Union School District981
Washington Union School District893
Monterey County Total77,923California Total6,186,278

Student Enrollment by Ethnicity

Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest, Student Enrollment 2018-19
African American1.1%5.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native0.3%0.5%
Hispanic or Latino79.4%54.6%
Two or more races2.1%3.6%
None reported0.9%0.9%

Student Enrollment by Subgroup

Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest, Student Enrollment 2018-19
English Learners36.2%19.3%
Foster Youth0.2%0.5%
Migrant Students3.8%0.8%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged74.3%60.9%
Students with Disabilities10.4%11.7%

General Information 2019-20

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Full-Time Public School Teachers in Monterey County: 3,756


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