Number and percentage of public school students who were identified as limited English proficient (LEP), by locale and region: 2003–04
|Locale and region||Number of LEP students||Percent of students||Percentage distribution of LEP students|
! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: Does not include prekindergarten, postsecondary, or adult education students. Limited English proficient (LEP) refers to students whose native or dominant language is a language other than English and whose difficulty speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language is sufficient enough as to deny them the opportunity to learn successfully in an English-only classroom. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Public School Questionnaire," 2003–04.