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Table 5.  Number and percentage of public 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 state: 2003–04

State Number of schools that had any LEP students Percent of all schools that had any LEP studentsPercent of enrolled students who were LEP Percent of schools with LEP students that used
various ways of determining LEP status
Information provided by parent Teacher observation or referral Home language survey Student interview Student records Achieve-
ment test
Language proficiency test
United States  55,438 62.9 10.8 93.4 82.3 85.0 71.5 91.2 52.8 87.7
                     
Alabama  735 49.4 2.3 96.0 78.4 99.0 72.7 85.6 25.2 78.3
Alaska  290 64.8 13.1 86.6 79.7 74.9 77.5 78.7 60.9 86.1
Arizona  1,308 76.8 16.2 96.5 81.5 94.0 66.7 87.4 52.3 94.6
Arkansas  626 58.4 4.6 92.4 85.2 81.7 70.0 88.5 43.0 75.0
California  7,752 87.4 26.2 93.3 71.9 97.4 60.9 95.2 66.2 98.0
                     
Colorado  1,106 72.9 9.1 90.9 85.1 94.9 74.9 86.5 53.8 90.1
Connecticut  766 75.9 4.1 94.5 93.4 77.0 90.2 95.1 35.5 87.2
Delaware  145 79.2 2.9 97.5 83.8 75.4 74.1 89.7 54.2 80.9
District of Columbia  121 62.7 13.7 97.0 77.5 94.2 66.2 92.1 47.4 90.4
Florida  2,560 82.9 7.9 96.3 69.2 92.5 62.0 88.8 57.8 96.6
                     
Georgia  1,317 70.3 5.2 90.4 91.3 73.7 77.3 92.8 61.7 94.9
Hawaii  267 95.1 6.6 96.4 91.2 77.4 64.1 92.2 50.5 88.9
Idaho  388 59.6 8.2 90.0 86.9 81.8 69.3 81.2 57.1 78.9
Illinois  1,915 46.1 14.3 94.5 94.9 91.0 87.9 95.2 65.4 91.4
Indiana  967 50.9 4.3 96.3 80.9 80.1 74.8 86.2 39.3 82.2
                     
Iowa  678 51.2 4.7 94.0 94.8 75.1 88.5 95.9 50.3 85.7
Kansas  511 36.1 9.9 97.0 93.8 87.1 75.6 87.4 59.2 86.7
Kentucky  629 45.1 1.5 92.0 83.5 71.1 74.7 85.7 41.4 66.3
Louisiana  489 33.4 2.9 98.3 82.6 83.9 74.9 93.9 48.0 82.9
Maine  208 29.7 2.0 93.9 93.4 86.1 90.2 93.5 44.1 60.4
                     
Maryland  876 64.3 6.1 92.6 76.6 61.3 75.7 91.4 24.0 81.6
Massachusetts  1,138 63.3 11.3 91.5 90.4 72.8 75.2 93.2 39.3 85.2
Michigan  1,751 47.7 3.4 86.6 90.8 69.4 80.5 89.4 39.6 63.2
Minnesota  1,104 62.0 8.6 96.4 95.7 94.3 88.1 99.0 62.0 86.3
Mississippi  372 36.0 1.3 97.6 87.1 60.1 72.3 91.9 37.3 70.0
                     
Missouri  761 38.1 3.6 95.9 90.8 77.2 81.7 94.2 42.2 84.2
Montana  124 21.1 12.3 92.6 80.4 33.6 60.9 85.4 29.6 43.6
Nebraska  374 32.7 8.0 95.2 81.8 70.0 66.6 90.8 26.8 82.7
Nevada  404 81.0 14.5 95.4 88.6 83.5 66.9 91.3 47.9 95.1
New Hampshire  229 52.5 2.7 98.9 84.3 92.5 81.3 86.3 44.5 86.0
                     
New Jersey  1,694 70.9 6.0 89.4 89.8 67.5 88.7 91.3 49.8 92.3
New Mexico  624 88.8 18.4 95.3 81.5 96.7 52.2 84.7 53.9 97.7
New York  3,064 72.0 8.2 94.9 82.4 81.6 76.8 87.4 57.2 91.4
North Carolina  1,821 82.8 5.0 90.5 77.0 94.1 66.5 79.2 45.9 87.0
North Dakota  105 26.2 5.2 92.0 97.8 67.0 88.1 92.1 63.7 80.4
                     
Ohio  1,515 39.1 1.7 96.7 89.3 54.9 73.3 93.8 32.0 61.9
Oklahoma  983 62.8 6.8 94.7 70.3 96.6 54.5 76.1 51.9 83.9
Oregon  992 79.5 10.2 92.9 94.4 83.5 72.5 89.6 61.3 85.0
Pennsylvania  1,750 56.3 2.7 94.4 92.2 89.5 86.4 97.0 59.2 85.9
Rhode Island  165 54.3 6.8 91.9 82.8 88.3 74.9 91.8 43.2 89.1
                     
South Carolina  737 65.8 2.2 96.3 84.3 70.3 77.8 89.2 40.9 71.0
South Dakota  116 23.5 5.8 78.7 78.5 48.6 71.0 78.2 52.4 77.9
Tennessee  845 51.7 3.8 99.4 92.2 80.4 79.0 90.5 50.0 73.5
Texas  6,221 83.8 14.8 92.9 73.2 99.9 59.3 97.1 65.0 96.6
Utah  636 82.0 6.3 95.4 89.9 79.1 78.4 91.7 47.4 92.8
                     
Vermont  137 41.5 2.1 89.7 81.2 85.0 61.4 86.2 29.5 63.1
Virginia  1,137 56.7 4.2 91.0 85.2 70.1 77.4 88.7 47.0 80.3
Washington  1,594 76.9 9.8 88.0 84.8 70.9 67.0 88.4 39.7 86.7
West Virginia  150 19.4 0.9 92.6 82.7 79.0 91.4 87.1 46.2 69.7
Wisconsin  1,112 54.3 3.9 93.9 89.2 69.8 75.9 88.5 36.7 78.6
Wyoming  131 37.2 6.8 96.9 96.3 92.5 66.2 82.3 35.6 88.6
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Data File,
2003–04.

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