The Condition of Education 2014

Participation in Education

English Language Learners

The percentage of public school students in the United States who were English language learners (ELL) was higher in school year 2011–12 (9.1 percent) than in 2002–03 (8.7 percent). Seven of the eight states with the highest percentages of ELL students in their public schools were located in the West.

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Percentage of public school students who are English language learners (ELLs), by state: School year 2011–12

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD).