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Table 5.  Number and percentage of schools that had limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, percentage of enrolled students who were LEP, and percentage of schools with LEP students that used various ways of determining LEP status, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

  Number of schools that had any LEP students Percent of all schools that had any LEP students Percent of enrolled students who were LEP Percent of schools with LEP students that used various ways of determining LEP status
School type and selected school characteristic Information provided by parent Teacher observation or referral Home language survey Student interview Student records Achieve-
ment test
Language proficiency test
All schools  59,265 50.8 10.7 93.3 83.1 81.3 72.1 90.2 52.2 84.2
                     
All public schools  55,438 62.9 10.8 93.4 82.3 85.0 71.5 91.2 52.8 87.7
                     
School classification                     
Traditional public  54,495 63.4 10.8 93.5 82.3 85.1 71.6 91.2 52.9 87.7
Charter school  943 43.3 12.0 90.8 81.8 83.7 66.2 88.9 51.9 83.5
                     
Community type                     
Central city  16,018 72.9 17.3 92.6 80.2 87.9 70.9 93.1 56.1 89.9
Urban fringe/large town  28,946 68.4 8.2 94.1 83.7 85.6 72.3 91.7 52.3 89.0
Rural/small town  10,474 44.0 5.7 92.9 81.7 79.1 70.1 86.8 49.5 80.4
                     
School level                     
Elementary  41,780 67.9 13.3 94.3 82.5 86.3 69.2 90.6 51.2 89.1
Secondary  11,425 57.5 6.0 91.0 81.8 81.9 79.3 94.1 58.0 85.0
Combined  2,233 33.6 7.0 88.8 82.9 77.6 74.7 86.7 57.0 74.7
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  1,986 28.8 20.4 85.0 79.1 86.1 55.9 89.2 53.4 80.5
100–199  2,759 34.8 9.9 92.7 84.5 85.6 74.5 90.9 59.9 86.0
200–499  21,213 59.4 9.3 93.5 83.9 81.7 69.5 90.8 49.2 86.6
500–749  14,852 73.7 12.5 94.6 79.2 88.5 69.4 90.3 50.0 88.1
750–999  6,811 81.1 13.6 92.0 82.4 84.5 73.5 90.2 57.5 89.2
1,000 or more  7,817 86.3 9.1 94.6 84.0 87.4 81.8 95.3 61.6 90.8
                     
All BIA schools  121 72.4 52.8 82.2 66.6 71.0 46.5 55.9 52.8 91.5
                     
All private schools  3,706 13.1 5.5 91.3 94.5 25.9 81.7 76.7 43.1 31.7
                     
School classification                     
Catholic  1,351 17.1 3.2 94.5 96.5 33.4 87.6 80.5 48.0 32.8
Other religious  1,442 10.6 8.7 89.7 94.9 18.6 79.6 70.4 42.1 26.8
Nonsectarian  913 13.4 4.7 89.0 91.0 26.2 76.1 81.1 37.4 37.7
                     
Community type                     
Central city  1,765 18.1 6.6 92.9 98.1 26.1 82.4 82.1 47.5 29.0
Urban fringe/large town  1,614 11.4 3.5 91.5 92.4 24.6 83.5 70.2 38.5 29.5
Rural/small town  327 7.3 9.2 81.3 85.7 30.7 69.1 79.8 42.1 56.6
                     
School level                     
Elementary  2,140 12.3 6.0 92.5 97.1 27.8 79.1 73.2 41.3 23.0
Secondary  538 20.3 3.7 88.2 86.8 28.3 87.2 89.0 50.3 56.4
Combined  1,028 12.2 5.8 90.2 93.0 20.5 84.0 77.6 43.1 36.6
                     
Student enrollment                     
Less than 100  1,166 8.6 7.6 90.6 96.2 25.3 75.4 67.2 36.1 24.1
100–199  1,037 16.6 6.3 92.4 97.0 34.4 76.9 77.5 44.7 31.4
200–499  1,135 17.1 3.9 90.2 92.8 20.0 89.0 86.0 48.4 35.1
500–749  202 16.5 3.8 95.2 90.5 27.4 90.1 66.4 43.6 42.0
750 or more  166 22.0 8.4 91.5 83.7 14.5 95.1 88.2 45.2 50.1
NOTE: BIA school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are operated by the BIA, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, Public School, BIA School, and Private School Data Files.


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