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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 1.10.

Number and percentage of public school students who were identified as limited English proficient (LEP), by locale and region: 200304


Locale and region Number of LEP students Percent of students Percentage distribution of LEP students
Total 3,809,000 8.0 100.0
City 1,970,000 13.9 51.7
Suburban 1,277,000 7.4 33.5
Town 332,000 5.3 8.7
Rural 230,000 2.4 6.0
    
Northeast 391,000 4.8 100.0
City 218,000 10.9 55.7
Suburban 158,000 3.9 40.5
Town 9,100! 1.2 2.3!
Rural 5,500! 0.4! 1.4!
    
Midwest 389,000 3.6 100.0
City 183,000 6.4 47.0
Suburban 150,000! 4.4 38.5
Town 29,000 1.5 7.4
Rural 28,000 1.1 7.1!
    
South 1,030,000 6.0 100.0
City 510,000 10.0 49.4
Suburban 348,000 6.4 33.7
Town 86,000! 3.9 8.3!
Rural 89,000 2.0 8.6
    
West 1,997,000 18.0 100.0
City 1,059,000 25.1 53.0
Suburban 621,000 14.3 31.1
Town 209,000 14.9 10.5
Rural 108,000 9.7 5.4
! 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," 200304.
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