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Table 204.20. Number and percentage of public school students participating in programs for English language learners, by state: Selected years, 2002-03 through 2011-12
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 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2002-03 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
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  4,153,870 1  4,439,514 1  4,364,510 1  4,370,004 1  4,389,325 1  8.7 1  9.2 1  8.6 1  9.2 1  9.1 1  9.1 1  9.1 1 
Alabama 10,568   16,550   20,943   19,523   19,497   17,559   17,895   1.5   2.2   2.8   2.6   2.6   2.4   2.4  
Alaska 16,351   20,743   16,752   11,937   14,581   14,894   14,538   12.3   15.6   12.8   9.2   11.1   11.3   11.1  
Arizona 140,664   166,195   143,482   118,868   78,793   70,716   70,527   15.9   17.6   14.6   12.1   8.2   7.5   7.5  
Arkansas 15,146   20,700   25,896   27,629   29,735   31,457   32,671   3.4   4.4   5.4   5.8   6.3   6.6   6.9  
California 1,587,771   1,557,935   1,517,559 2  1,498,660   1,468,815 3  1,445,496 2  1,415,623   25.7   25.0   24.5 2  24.3   24.1 3  23.6 2  23.2  
                                                         
Colorado 86,118   99,790   84,900   88,254   94,391   98,809   101,262   11.5   12.8   10.7   10.9   11.4   11.8   12.0  
Connecticut 21,970   28,662   29,424   28,886   29,266   29,671   29,318   4.0   5.2   5.4   5.4   5.4   5.6   5.6  
Delaware 3,445   5,900   7,179   7,111   7,615   6,766   6,972   3.1   5.2   6.3   6.1   6.5   5.6   5.9  
District of Columbia 5,363   4,274   4,092   4,370   4,203   3,741   3,745   7.9   7.2   7.0   9.9   9.6   8.4   8.4  
Florida 203,659   221,624   231,326   226,037   230,440   229,659   234,347   8.0   8.3   8.7   8.6   8.8   8.7   8.8  
                                                         
Georgia 70,464   86,615   81,008   82,000   86,668   80,965   83,400   4.7   5.4   4.9   5.0   5.2   4.9   5.0  
Hawaii 12,853   18,106   16,959   18,564   18,097   19,092   24,750   7.0   9.9   9.4   10.3   10.0   10.6   13.5  
Idaho 18,747   18,184   16,660   17,657   15,931   15,361   15,143   7.5   6.9   6.3   6.6   6.0   5.8   5.7  
Illinois 168,591   172,375 2  156,673   204,737   179,850   174,335   170,626   8.2   8.2 2  7.5   9.7   8.6   8.4   8.2  
Indiana 42,560   56,400   46,092   45,527   48,364   48,574   50,082   4.3   5.5   4.5   4.4   4.7   4.7   5.0  
                                                         
Iowa 13,961   15,156   19,442   20,334   20,867   21,733   22,503   2.9   3.1   4.0   4.2   4.2   4.4   4.5  
Kansas 17,942   24,671   31,760   34,095   38,011   39,323   41,052   3.8   5.3   6.8   7.2   8.0   8.1   8.5  
Kentucky 6,343   10,138   12,896   14,589   14,244   16,351   16,878   1.0   1.5   1.9   2.2   2.1   2.4   2.5  
Louisiana 11,042   11,942   8,545   12,223   12,499   11,617   12,348   1.5   1.8   1.3   1.9   1.9   1.7   1.9  
Maine 2,575   3,332   3,803   4,128 2  4,467   4,792   5,104   1.2   1.7   2.0   2.2 2  2.4   2.5   2.7  
                                                         
Maryland 27,311   31,416   36,971 2  39,919 2  43,179   45,500   51,574   3.2   3.7   4.4 2  4.7 2  5.1   5.3   6.0  
Massachusetts 50,578   50,007   53,788   47,198   49,612   52,610   62,354   6.1   6.2   6.7   5.9   6.3   6.7   7.9  
Michigan 54,961   60,212   47,139   55,593   53,565   50,773   52,811   3.2   3.7   3.0   3.6   3.5   3.5   3.7  
Minnesota 51,224   53,661   55,377   55,738   54,349   40,778   54,034   6.1   6.6   6.9   7.0   6.8   5.1   6.8  
Mississippi 2,250   2,859   5,428   6,543   6,061   5,617   6,175   0.5   0.6   1.1   1.3   1.2   1.1   1.3  
                                                         
Missouri 13,121   18,745   16,472 2  15,468   19,393   20,411   23,169   1.4   2.0   1.8 2  1.7   2.2   2.3   2.6  
Montana 6,642   6,711   6,721   4,549   3,806   3,299   3,318   4.4   4.6   4.7   3.2   2.7   2.3   2.3  
Nebraska 13,803   17,449   19,128   18,388   19,323   20,062   17,532   4.9   6.1   6.6   6.3   6.6   6.7   5.8  
Nevada 58,753   63,856   46,602   75,952   67,868   83,351   84,125   15.9   15.5   10.9   17.6   16.0   19.4   19.6  
New Hampshire 3,270   2,877 2  3,201   3,496   3,821   3,965   3,892   1.6   1.4 2  1.6   1.8   1.9   2.0   2.0  
                                                         
New Jersey 57,548   50,426   52,559 2  53,960   55,450   52,580   53,543   4.3   3.7   3.9 2  4.0   4.1   3.8   4.0  
New Mexico 65,317   62,682   61,173   55,978 2  51,257   52,029   53,071   20.4   19.2   18.6   17.0 2  15.5   15.7   16.1  
New York 178,704   193,701   209,449   183,736   200,433   207,708   204,898   6.2   6.9   7.7   6.8   7.4   7.8   7.8  
North Carolina 59,712   73,206   126,792   113,155   105,651   102,397   98,264   4.5   5.3   8.9   7.8   7.3   7.1   6.7  
North Dakota 883   2,213 2  2,645   3,540   3,031   2,788   2,589   0.9   2.3 2  2.8   3.7   3.3   3.0   2.7  
                                                         
Ohio 25,610   29,222   34,167   35,362   36,527   35,170   35,729   1.4   1.7   2.0   2.0   2.2   2.1   2.2  
Oklahoma 40,179   47,380   37,744   38,314 2  39,259   41,431   44,593   6.4   7.5   5.9   5.9 2  6.0   6.3   6.7  
Oregon 52,331   64,603   61,999   62,857   61,625   58,662   63,790   9.5   12.1   11.0   11.2   11.0   10.5   11.3  
Pennsylvania 30,731 2  39,598 2  44,564   44,853   44,359   44,729   44,242   1.7 2  2.3 2  2.6   2.7   2.6   2.7   2.7  
Rhode Island 10,050   7,090   6,672   6,466 2  6,340   7,161   7,724   6.4   5.1   5.0   4.9 2  4.9   5.5   6.1  
                                                         
South Carolina 7,467   14,372   13,531   31,422   34,661   36,360   38,986   1.1   2.1   1.9   4.4   4.8   5.1   5.4  
South Dakota 4,522   5,110   3,994 2  3,580   4,005   4,383   4,736   3.5   4.2   3.3 2  2.8   3.2   3.5   3.7  
Tennessee 26,808 2  28,251 2  25,670   27,433   27,550   29,680   30,996   3.0 2  3.0 2  2.7   2.8   2.8   3.0   3.1  
Texas 625,946   702,436   445,334   704,142   708,615   718,350   722,043   14.9   15.8   9.7   15.2   15.0   15.0   14.9  
Utah 43,269   49,915   46,398   43,957   46,591   41,805   32,423   9.0   10.1   8.3   8.3   8.5   7.7   5.9  
                                                         
Vermont 1,057   1,771   1,675 2  1,645 2  1,525   1,510   1,447   1.1   1.9   1.9 2  1.9 2  1.7   1.6   1.6  
Virginia 49,780   72,184   84,080   86,745   86,475   87,752   91,431   4.3   6.0   6.9   7.1   7.0   7.1   7.4  
Washington 70,431   75,103   80,694   82,711   65,101   90,282   82,070   6.9   7.3   7.8   8.0   6.3   8.7   7.9  
West Virginia 1,281   1,942   2,335   1,617   1,605   1,786   1,914   0.5   0.7   0.8   0.6   0.6   0.6   0.7  
Wisconsin 25,764   30,130   43,782   47,798   45,041   43,562   44,362   2.9   3.4   5.0   5.5   5.2   5.0   5.1  
Wyoming 3,483   3,068   2,395   2,271   2,098   2,602   2,706   4.1   3.6   2.8   2.6   2.4   2.9   3.0  
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.
3 Based on data reported by the California Education Agency (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/cb/cefelfacts.asp).
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 2011-12. (This table was prepared September 2013.)
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