The National PTA (National Congress of Parents and Teachers) is a volunteer educational organization, founded in Washington, D.C., in 1897. Branches of the National PTA have been established in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in schools for American dependents in Europe and the Pacific area.
The California State PTA (California Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc.) is a branch of the National PTA, serving as a connecting link between the national organization and its membership within the state.
California State PTA's Annual Convention draws from 3,500 to 5,000 key school volunteers and supportive administrators from all over California to the nation's largest gathering of school-centered parent groups. Our PTA school representation is usually comprised of: 75% elementary; 11% middle; 3% junior high; and 11% high school.