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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 2012-13
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 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2002-03 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
United States 4,118,918 1  4,153,870 1  4,439,514 1  4,364,510 1  4,370,004 1  4,389,325 4,397,318 1  8.7 1  8.6 1  9.2 1  9.1 1  9.1 1  9.1 9.2 1 
Alabama 10,568   20,943   19,523   19,497   17,559   17,895 17,837 2  1.5   2.8   2.6   2.6   2.4   2.4 2.4 2 
Alaska 16,351   16,752   11,937   14,581   14,894   14,538 14,824   12.3   12.8   9.2   11.1   11.3   11.1 11.3  
Arizona 140,664   143,482   118,868   78,793   70,716   70,527 58,512   15.9   14.6   12.1   8.2   7.5   7.5 6.2  
Arkansas 15,146   25,896   27,629   29,735   31,457   32,671 33,745   3.4   5.4   5.8   6.3   6.6   6.9 7.1  
California 1,587,771   1,517,559 2  1,498,660   1,468,815 3  1,445,496 2  1,415,623 1,391,913   25.7   24.5 2  24.3   24.1 3  23.6 2  23.2 22.8  
                                                     
Colorado 86,118   84,900   88,254   94,391   98,809   101,262 101,913   11.5   10.7   10.9   11.4   11.8   12.0 12.0  
Connecticut 21,970   29,424   28,886   29,266   29,671   29,318 30,077   4.0   5.4   5.4   5.4   5.6   5.6 5.8  
Delaware 3,445   7,179   7,111   7,615   6,766   6,972 7,280   3.1   6.3   6.1   6.5   5.6   5.9 6.1  
District of Columbia 5,363   4,092   4,370   4,203   3,741   3,745 4,530   7.9   7.0   9.9   9.6   8.4   8.4 10.3  
Florida 203,659   231,326   226,037   230,440   229,659   234,347 242,133   8.0   8.7   8.6   8.8   8.7   8.8 9.0  
                                                     
Georgia 70,464   81,008   82,000   86,668   80,965   83,400 87,104   4.7   4.9   5.0   5.2   4.9   5.0 5.2  
Hawaii 12,853   16,959   18,564   18,097   19,092   24,750 16,474   7.0   9.4   10.3   10.0   10.6   13.5 8.9  
Idaho 18,747   16,660   17,657   15,931   15,361   15,143 16,615   7.5   6.3   6.6   6.0   5.8   5.7 6.1  
Illinois 168,591   156,673   204,737   179,850   174,335   170,626 191,738   8.2   7.5   9.7   8.6   8.4   8.2 9.4  
Indiana 42,560   46,092   45,527   48,364   48,574   50,082 50,750   4.3   4.5   4.4   4.7   4.7   5.0 5.0  
                                                     
Iowa 13,961   19,442   20,334   20,867   21,733   22,503 21,839   2.9   4.0   4.2   4.2   4.4   4.5 4.4  
Kansas 17,942   31,760   34,095   38,011   39,323   41,052 42,590   3.8   6.8   7.2   8.0   8.1   8.5 8.7  
Kentucky 6,343   12,896   14,589   14,244   16,351   16,878 18,761   1.0   1.9   2.2   2.1   2.4   2.5 2.7  
Louisiana 11,042   8,545   12,223   12,499   11,617   12,348 13,105   1.5   1.3   1.9   1.9   1.7   1.9 2.0  
Maine 2,575   3,803   4,128 2  4,467   4,792   5,104 4,980   1.2   2.0   2.2 2  2.4   2.5   2.7 2.7  
                                                     
Maryland 27,311   36,971 2  39,919 2  43,179   45,500   51,574 55,343   3.2   4.4 2  4.7 2  5.1   5.3   6.0 6.4  
Massachusetts 50,578   53,788   47,198   49,612   52,610   62,354 63,917   6.1   6.7   5.9   6.3   6.7   7.9 8.1  
Michigan 54,961   47,139   55,593   53,565   50,773   52,811 56,865   3.2   3.0   3.6   3.5   3.5   3.7 4.1  
Minnesota 51,224   55,377   55,738   54,349   40,778   54,034 50,837   6.1   6.9   7.0   6.8   5.1   6.8 6.3  
Mississippi 2,250   5,428   6,543   6,061   5,617   6,175 8,485   0.5   1.1   1.3   1.2   1.1   1.3 1.7  
                                                     
Missouri 13,121   16,472 2  15,468   19,393   20,411   23,169 24,455   1.4   1.8 2  1.7   2.2   2.3   2.6 2.7  
Montana 6,642   6,721   4,549   3,806   3,299   3,318 3,750   4.4   4.7   3.2   2.7   2.3   2.3 2.6  
Nebraska 13,803   19,128   18,388   19,323   20,062   17,532 16,895   4.9   6.6   6.3   6.6   6.7   5.8 5.6  
Nevada 58,753   46,602   75,952   67,868   83,351   84,125 67,970   15.9   10.9   17.6   16.0   19.4   19.6 15.7  
New Hampshire 3,270   3,201   3,496   3,821   3,965   3,892 3,709   1.6   1.6   1.8   1.9   2.0   2.0 2.0  
                                                     
New Jersey 57,548   52,559 2  53,960   55,450   52,580   53,543 57,838   4.3   3.9 2  4.0   4.1   3.8   4.0 4.3  
New Mexico 65,317   61,173   55,978 2  51,257   52,029   53,071 51,554   20.4   18.6   17.0 2  15.5   15.7   16.1 15.8  
New York 178,704   209,449   183,736   200,433   207,708   204,898 197,594   6.2   7.7   6.8   7.4   7.8   7.8 7.5  
North Carolina 59,712   126,792   113,155   105,651   102,397   98,264 97,338   4.5   8.9   7.8   7.3   7.1   6.7 6.6  
North Dakota 883   2,645   3,540   3,031   2,788   2,589 2,667   0.9   2.8   3.7   3.3   3.0   2.7 2.7  
                                                     
Ohio 25,610   34,167   35,362   36,527   35,170   35,729 37,207   1.4   2.0   2.0   2.2   2.1   2.2 2.3  
Oklahoma 40,179   37,744   38,314 2  39,259   41,431   44,593 46,155   6.4   5.9   5.9 2  6.0   6.3   6.7 6.9  
Oregon 52,331   61,999   62,857   61,625   58,662   63,790 50,181   9.5   11.0   11.2   11.0   10.5   11.3 8.9  
Pennsylvania 30,731 2  44,564   44,853   44,359   44,729   44,242 44,017   1.7 2  2.6   2.7   2.6   2.7   2.7 2.7  
Rhode Island 10,050   6,672   6,466 2  6,340   7,161   7,724 7,856   6.4   5.0   4.9 2  4.9   5.5   6.1 6.2  
                                                     
South Carolina 7,467   13,531   31,422   34,661   36,360   38,986 40,876   1.1   1.9   4.4   4.8   5.1   5.4 5.7  
South Dakota 4,522   3,994 2  3,580   4,005   4,383   4,736 4,999   3.5   3.3 2  2.8   3.2   3.5   3.7 3.8  
Tennessee 26,808 2  25,670   27,433   27,550   29,680   30,996 32,331   3.0 2  2.7   2.8   2.8   3.0   3.1 3.3  
Texas 625,946   445,334   704,142   708,615   718,350   722,043 739,639   14.9   9.7   15.2   15.0   15.0   14.9 15.1  
Utah 43,269   46,398   43,957   46,591   41,805   32,423 31,810   9.0   8.3   8.3   8.5   7.7   5.9 5.7  
                                                     
Vermont 1,057   1,675 2  1,645 2  1,525   1,510   1,447 1,427   1.1   1.9 2  1.9 2  1.7   1.6   1.6 1.6  
Virginia 49,780   84,080   86,745   86,475   87,752   91,431 92,937   4.3   6.9   7.1   7.0   7.1   7.4 7.4  
Washington 70,431   80,694   82,711   65,101   90,282   82,070 93,940   6.9   7.8   8.0   6.3   8.7   7.9 8.9  
West Virginia 1,281   2,335   1,617   1,605   1,786   1,914 2,084   0.5   0.8   0.6   0.6   0.6   0.7 0.7  
Wisconsin 25,764   43,782   47,798   45,041   43,562   44,362 43,189   2.9   5.0   5.5   5.2   5.0   5.1 5.0  
Wyoming 3,483   2,395   2,271   2,098   2,602   2,706 2,733   4.1   2.8   2.6   2.4   2.9   3.0 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 2012-13. (This table was prepared March 2015.)

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