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Table 2. Number and percentage of all public schools that had any students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) because of special needs or formally identified disability, or who were English-language learners (ELLs) or limited-English proficient (LEP), and percentage of students with an IEP/formally identified disability or who were ELLs/LEP, by state: 2011–12


  IEP because of special needs/formally identified disability1   Federal free or reduced-price lunch program  
State Number of schools with at least 1 IEP student   Percent of all schools with at least 1 IEP student   Percent of K–12 students with an IEP   Number of schools with at least 1 ELL/LEP student   Percent of all schools with at least 1 ELL/LEP student   Percent of K–12 students who were ELLs/LEP  
United States 88,240 98.0 11.6 66,530 73.9 9.2
                         
Alabama 1,380 97.5 10.3 1,010 71.8 3.7
Alaska 470 ! 93.7 12.1 63.6 10.5 !
Arizona 1,980 98.6 10.9 1,680 83.8 9.0
Arkansas 940 100.0 9.3 720 76.7 7.9
California 9,260 94.8 9.1 9,170 93.9 21.7
                         
Colorado 1,590 100.0 9.4 1,360 85.9 13.4
Connecticut 1,020 98.7 10.8 790 77.1 4.5
Delaware 220 100.0 11.7 150 70.3 5.2
District of Columbia
Florida 3,480 98.9 13.3 3,190 90.5 10.7
                         
Georgia 2,340 98.9 10.7 1,950 82.2 6.0
Hawaii 280 ! 100.0 11.4 260 92.3 7.4
Idaho 710 100.0 9.0 500 69.8 7.4
Illinois 3,850 98.2 12.6 2,380 60.7 7.3
Indiana 1,760 99.3 13.9 1,270 71.8 4.4
                         
Iowa 1,140 97.3 10.8 610 51.6 3.4 !
Kansas 1,250 98.0 13.0 770 60.9 9.7 !
Kentucky 1,440 100.0 12.8 840 58.0 2.6
Louisiana 1,330 98.8 10.4 830 61.9 2.0
Maine 620 100.0 16.7 310 49.6 2.6
                         
Maryland
Massachusetts 1,720 100.0 15.6 1,560 90.6 7.0
Michigan 3,220 96.0 10.8 1,830 54.5 3.2
Minnesota 1,870 96.5 12.8 1,200 62.1 6.2
Mississippi 1,000 99.5 9.4 490 48.6 1.2
                         
Missouri 1,940 100.0 12.0 950 49.2 2.2
Montana 560 100.0 9.9 120 21.5 0.8 !
Nebraska 840 96.0 14.0 440 50.2 4.0
Nevada 580 98.9 9.8 540 92.2 18.0
New Hampshire 440 100.0 14.9 180 40.9 1.6
                         
New Jersey 2,390 96.9 13.8 1,670 67.5 4.3
New Mexico 730 99.7 13.1 690 93.6 20.2
New York 4,620 100.0 14.6 3,840 83.0 8.5
North Carolina 2,520 98.6 13.1 2,150 84.4 6.2
North Dakota 330 95.1 11.6 150 43.3 4.9 !
                         
Ohio 3,370 99.7 13.1 1,690 49.8 2.8
Oklahoma 1,430 97.0 13.5 940 63.4 7.5
Oregon 1,200 99.3 11.7 1,050 87.5 9.8
Pennsylvania 3,130 99.3 14.5 2,280 72.2 4.2
Rhode Island 280 100.0 14.8 180 62.8 4.4
                         
South Carolina 1,160 98.9 11.8 930 79.3 4.4
South Dakota 400 93.8 11.1 190 45.0 3.5 !
Tennessee 1,700 99.3 12.8 1,220 71.1 3.2
Texas 7,960 95.9 8.4 7,110 85.7 16.2
Utah 920 97.8 10.6 730 77.6 5.1
                         
Vermont 310 100.0 15.7 160 50.1 1.6
Virginia 2,020 99.1 12.2 1,550 75.9 6.2
Washington 1,990 98.7 11.3 1,490 73.8 7.3
West Virginia 750 99.5 13.0 290 38.4 0.7
Wisconsin 1,920 99.5 13.6 1,540 79.9 5.5
Wyoming 310 95.7 14.7 170 52.0 3.4 !
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Public schools were asked about students with IEPs because of special needs, and private schools were asked about students with formally identified disabilities who may or may not have IEPs. "Special needs" was not defined for respondents. In some public schools, gifted students have IEPs and may be reported here.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Data File," 2011–12.


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