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 2019-20
DistrictStudent Population
Alisal Union School District8,750
Big Sur Unified School District82
Bradley Union School District70
Carmel Unified School District2,483
Chualar Union School District298
Gonzales Unified School District2,344
Graves School District42
Greenfield Union School District3,550
King City Union School District2,671
Lagunita School District91
Mission Union School District125
Monterey County Office of Education1,715
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District10,526
North Monterey County Unified School District4,594
Pacific Grove Unified School District1,981
Salinas City Elementary School District8,566
Salinas Union High School District16,257
San Antonio Union School District137
San Ardo Union School District114
San Lucas Union School District75
Santa Rita Union School District3,588
Soledad Unified School District4,871
South Monterey Co. Joint Union High School District2,581
Spreckels Union School District996
Washington Union School District880
Monterey County Total77,387California Total6,163,001

Student Enrollment by Ethnicity

Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest, Student Enrollment 2019-20
African American1.3%5.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native0.3%0.5%
Hispanic or Latino80.5%54.9%
Pacific Islander0.5%0.4%
Two or more races1.4%3.9%
None reported0.6%0.9%

Student Enrollment by Subgroup

Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest, Student Enrollment 2019-20
English Learners34.3%18.6%
Foster Youth0.2%0.5%
Migrant Students3.7%0.8%
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged75.1%60.7%
Students with Disabilities10.9%11.7%

General Information 2019-20

Public Schools


* not including charter schools

Charter Schools


Private Schools


Full-Time Public School Teachers in Monterey County: 3,966


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