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Table 47. Number and percentage of public school students participating in programs for English language learners, by state: Selected years, 2002-03 through 2010-11
State Number of public school students participating in programs for English language learners Percent of students participating in programs for English language learners
2002-03 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2002-03 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States 4,118,918 1  4,421,489 1  4,229,217 1  4,153,870 1  4,439,514 1  4,659,349 1  4,693,818 1  8.7 1  9.2 1  8.8 1  8.6 1  9.2 1  9.7 1  9.8 1 
Alabama 10,568   16,550   18,358   20,943   19,523   19,497   17,559   1.5   2.2   2.5   2.8   2.6   2.6   2.4  
Alaska 16,351   20,743   20,701   16,752   11,937   14,581   14,894   12.3   15.6   15.7   12.8   9.2   11.1   11.3  
Arizona 140,664   166,195   123,828   143,482   118,868   78,793   70,716   15.9   17.6   12.8   14.6   12.1   8.2   7.5  
Arkansas 15,146   20,700   23,297 2  25,896   27,629   29,735   31,457   3.4   4.4   4.9 2  5.4   5.8   6.3   6.6  
California 1,587,771   1,557,935   1,537,332 2  1,517,559 2  1,498,660   1,763,486   1,769,148 2  25.7   25.0   24.8 2  24.5 2  24.3   28.9   28.9 2 
                                                         
Colorado 86,118   99,790   93,017 2  84,900   88,254   94,391   98,809   11.5   12.8   11.7 2  10.7   10.9   11.4   11.8  
Connecticut 21,970   28,662   25,972   29,424   28,886   29,266   29,671   4.0   5.2   4.7   5.4   5.4   5.4   5.6  
Delaware 3,445   5,900   6,603   7,179   7,111   7,615   6,766   3.1   5.2   5.8   6.3   6.1   6.5   5.6  
District of Columbia 5,363   4,274   3,813   4,092   4,370   4,203   3,741   7.9   7.2   6.7   7.0   9.9   9.6   8.4  
Florida 203,659   221,624   234,506   231,326   226,037   230,440   229,659   8.0   8.3   8.8   8.7   8.6   8.8   8.7  
                                                         
Georgia 70,464   86,615   90,025   81,008   82,000   86,668   80,965   4.7   5.4   5.5   4.9   5.0   5.2   4.9  
Hawaii 12,853   18,106   15,660   16,959   18,564   18,097   19,092   7.0   9.9   8.7   9.4   10.3   10.0   10.6  
Idaho 18,747   18,184   16,690   16,660   17,657   15,931   15,361   7.5   6.9   6.2   6.3   6.6   6.0   5.8  
Illinois 168,591   172,375 2  172,950   156,673   204,737   179,850   174,335   8.2   8.2 2  8.2   7.5   9.7   8.6   8.4  
Indiana 42,560   56,400   42,396   46,092   45,527   48,364   48,574   4.3   5.5   4.1   4.5   4.4   4.7   4.7  
                                                         
Iowa 13,961   15,156   18,124   19,442   20,334   20,867   21,733   2.9   3.1   3.8   4.0   4.2   4.2   4.4  
Kansas 17,942   24,671   28,915   31,760   34,095   38,011   39,323   3.8   5.3   6.2   6.8   7.2   8.0   8.1  
Kentucky 6,343   10,138   10,816   12,896   14,589   14,244   16,351   1.0   1.5   1.7   1.9   2.2   2.1   2.4  
Louisiana 11,042   11,942   8,589   8,545   12,223   12,499   11,617   1.5   1.8   1.3   1.3   1.9   1.9   1.7  
Maine 2,575   3,332   3,687   3,803   4,128 2  4,467   4,792   1.2   1.7   1.9   2.0   2.2 2  2.4   2.5  
                                                         
Maryland 27,311   31,416   34,170 2  36,971 2  39,919 2  43,179   45,500   3.2   3.7   4.0 2  4.4 2  4.7 2  5.1   5.3  
Massachusetts 50,578   50,007   52,325   53,788   47,198   49,612   52,610   6.1   6.2   6.5   6.7   5.9   6.3   6.7  
Michigan 54,961   60,212   64,161   47,139   55,593   53,565   50,773   3.2   3.7   4.0   3.0   3.6   3.5   3.5  
Minnesota 51,224   53,661   58,598   55,377   55,738   54,349   40,778   6.1   6.6   7.3   6.9   7.0   6.8   5.1  
Mississippi 2,250   2,859   5,129   5,428   6,543   6,061   5,617   0.5   0.6   1.0   1.1   1.3   1.2   1.1  
                                                         
Missouri 13,121   18,745   17,681 2  16,472 2  15,468   19,393   20,411   1.4   2.0   1.9 2  1.8 2  1.7   2.2   2.3  
Montana 6,642   6,711   6,983   6,721   4,549   3,806   3,299   4.4   4.6   4.8   4.7   3.2   2.7   2.3  
Nebraska 13,803   17,449   18,190   19,128   18,388   19,323   20,062   4.9   6.1   6.3   6.6   6.3   6.6   6.7  
Nevada 58,753   63,856   70,548   46,602   75,952   67,868   83,351   15.9   15.5   16.7   10.9   17.6   16.0   19.4  
New Hampshire 3,270   2,877 2  3,162   3,201   3,496   3,821   3,965   1.6   1.4 2  1.6   1.6   1.8   1.9   2.0  
                                                         
New Jersey 57,548   50,426   51,605 2  52,559 2  53,960   55,450   52,580   4.3   3.7   3.8 2  3.9 2  4.0   4.1   3.8  
New Mexico 65,317   62,682   60,711   61,173   55,978 2  51,257   52,029   20.4   19.2   18.5   18.6   17.0 2  15.5   15.7  
New York 178,704   193,701   195,644   209,449   183,736   200,433   207,708   6.2   6.9   7.1   7.7   6.8   7.4   7.8  
North Carolina 59,712   73,206   88,288   126,792   113,155   105,651   102,397   4.5   5.3   6.2   8.9   7.8   7.3   7.1  
North Dakota 883   2,213 2  2,399   2,645   3,540   3,031   2,788   0.9   2.3 2  2.5   2.8   3.7   3.3   3.0  
                                                         
Ohio 25,610   29,222   28,545   34,167   35,362   36,527   35,170   1.4   1.7   1.6   2.0   2.0   2.2   2.1  
Oklahoma 40,179   47,380   38,098   37,744   38,314 2  39,259   41,431   6.4   7.5   6.0   5.9   5.9 2  6.0   6.3  
Oregon 52,331   64,603   62,985   61,999   62,857   61,625   58,662   9.5   12.1   11.3   11.0   11.2   11.0   10.5  
Pennsylvania 30,731 2  39,598 2  42,624   44,564   44,853   44,359   44,729   1.7 2  2.3 2  2.4   2.6   2.7   2.6   2.7  
Rhode Island 10,050   7,090   9,546   6,672   6,466 2  6,340   7,161   6.4   5.1   7.0   5.0   4.9 2  4.9   5.5  
                                                         
South Carolina 7,467   14,372   30,163   13,531   31,422   34,661   36,360   1.1   2.1   4.3   1.9   4.4   4.8   5.1  
South Dakota 4,522   5,110   4,533 2  3,994 2  3,580   4,005   4,383   3.5   4.2   3.7 2  3.3 2  2.8   3.2   3.5  
Tennessee 26,808 2  28,251 2  28,979   25,670   27,433   27,550   29,680   3.0 2  3.0 2  3.0   2.7   2.8   2.8   3.0  
Texas 625,946   702,436   493,993   445,334   704,142   708,615   718,350   14.9   15.8   10.9   9.7   15.2   15.0   15.0  
Utah 43,269   49,915   48,261   46,398   43,957   46,591   41,805   9.0   10.1   9.6   8.3   8.3   8.5   7.7  
                                                         
Vermont 1,057   1,771   1,702 2  1,675 2  1,645 2  1,693 2  1,672 2  1.1   1.9   1.9 2  1.9 2  1.9 2  1.9 2  1.9 2 
Virginia 49,780   72,184   86,152   84,080   86,745   86,475   87,752   4.3   6.0   7.1   6.9   7.1   7.0   7.1  
Washington 70,431   75,103   84,761   80,694   82,711   65,101   90,282   6.9   7.3   8.3   7.8   8.0   6.3   8.7  
West Virginia 1,281   1,942   2,248   2,335   1,617   1,605   1,786   0.5   0.7   0.8   0.8   0.6   0.6   0.6  
Wisconsin 25,764   30,130   38,746   43,782   47,798   45,041   43,562   2.9   3.4   4.5   5.0   5.5   5.2   5.0  
Wyoming 3,483   3,068   3,006   2,395   2,271   2,098   2,602   4.1   3.6   3.5   2.8   2.6   2.4   2.9  
1 U.S. total includes imputation for nonreporting states.
2 Imputation for survey nonresponse. State-level imputations were based on the percentages reported by the state for other years applied to the enrollment for the given year.
NOTE: Includes students served in regular school districts, excluding regional education service agencies and supervisory union administrative centers, state-operated agencies, federally operated agencies, and other types of local education agencies, such as independent charter schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency Universe Survey," 2002-03 through 2010-11. (This table was prepared November 2012.)
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