Parents are sending their children to high schools, a new survey has found.
The survey, conducted by the firm WFIS, found that the average student spends $6,800 at the high school level in California and the state’s largest city, Los Angeles, with the highest amount being spent at the public schools in Oakland.
The study also found that there were roughly 4,000 public school students in the state in kindergarten through eighth grade, compared with about 3,700 in public schools nationwide.
It found that public school teachers earned about $15,000 more annually than their private school counterparts in California.
The highest proportion of the state public school children are attending private schools, with nearly one-third attending charter schools.
About two-thirds of the California public school population, including students attending private and public schools, are Hispanic or Latino, the study found.
About one-quarter of all public school parents surveyed reported that their children attend a public school, according to the survey.
Nearly two-fifths of parents said they had sent their child to a private school or a charter school.
The California State Education Department, which administers the California Public School System, did not respond to a request for comment.WFIS polled 1,400 California public and private school parents and staff in April, asking if their children attended public or private schools.
The results were released Tuesday, with respondents saying they attend the public or charter school in question at least three times a week.
About 20 percent said they sent their children there at least once a week, the survey found.