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Table B.1.d.-1 Number and percentage of public school students who were identified as limited-English proficient (LEP), by locale and region: 2011-12

Locale and region Number of LEP students   Percent of students   Percentage distribution
of LEP students
Number   Standard error   Percent   Standard error   Percent   Standard error
Total 4,532,200   (144,720)   9.2   (0.27)   100.0   (†)
City 2,131,300   (102,400)   15.1   (0.69)   47.0   (1.62)
Suburban 1,386,500   (74,720)   8.6   (0.43)   30.6   (1.36)
Town 373,400   (32,140)   6.5   (0.51)   8.2   (0.67)
Rural 640,800   (63,890)   4.8   (0.44)   14.1   (1.34)
                       
Northeast 497,900   (42,460)   6.0   (0.45)   100.0   (†)
City 323,600   (35,730)   14.5   (1.32)   65.0   (3.23)
Suburban 147,800   (17,990)   3.6   (0.41)   29.7   (3.11)
Town 13,700   (3,150)   2.3   (0.43)   2.8   (0.65)
Rural 12,600   (2,640)   0.9   (0.17)   2.5   (0.53)
                       
Midwest 488,700   (34,090)   4.7   (0.30)   100.0   (†)
City 216,300   (29,390)   9.0   (0.98)   44.3   (3.69)
Suburban 162,000   (14,080)   4.9   (0.41)   33.2   (2.84)
Town 52,400   (7,840)   3.2   (0.47)   10.7   (1.60)
Rural 57,800   (7,630)   1.9   (0.24)   11.8   (1.72)
                       
South 1,606,400   (68,560)   8.6   (0.31)   100.0   (†)
City 670,700   (53,680)   13.5   (0.89)   41.8   (2.61)
Suburban 516,100   (45,840)   10.8   (0.82)   32.1   (2.22)
Town 120,500   (17,530)   5.3   (0.72)   7.5   (1.14)
Rural 298,900   (35,230)   4.5   (0.45)   18.6   (2.16)
                       
West 1,939,100   (100,350)   16.1   (0.89)   100.0   (†)
City 920,500   (65,330)   20.3   (1.47)   47.5   (2.54)
Suburban 560,400   (45,970)   13.7   (1.21)   28.9   (2.08)
Town 186,600   (28,110)   15.2   (1.60)   9.6   (1.26)
Rural 271,400   (48,360)   12.3   (2.12)   14.0   (2.29)
† Not applicable.
NOTE: 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. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp. 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 Data Files," 2011-12.
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