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Digest of Education Statistics: 2014
Digest of Education Statistics: 2014

NCES 2016-006
April 2016


Table 204.25. Public school students participating in programs for English language learners, by race/ethnicity: Fall 2009 through fall 2013
Year Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska Native1
Two or
more races
Total Asian Pacific Islander
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  Total enrollment in public schools
2009 49,360,982 26,701,772 8,245,375 10,991,275 2,484,305 600,526 337,729
2010 49,484,181 25,932,691 7,917,019 11,438,797 2,466,199 2,435,232 49,073 565,629 1,163,846
2011 49,521,669 25,602,197 7,827,305 11,759,474 2,512,779 2,295,692 170,507 547,435 1,272,479
2012 49,771,118 25,385,841 7,803,273 12,103,504 2,552,088 2,334,144 178,635 533,583 1,392,829
20132 49,941,000 25,194,000 7,787,000 12,497,000 2,571,000 2,388,000 183,000 530,000 1,362,000
  Number of students participating in English language learner (ELL) programs
2009 4,437,388 218,285 142,626 3,406,735 509,540 38,148 (3)
2010 4,464,734 228,897 148,256 3,512,240 509,846 478,620 31,226 39,947 20,928
20114 4,454,824 230,434 153,168 3,491,411 515,613 492,182 23,431 38,816 25,371
2012 4,505,849 242,341 155,625 3,534,292 511,310 486,946 24,364 36,820 25,461
2013 4,580,409 251,553 161,075 3,591,423 512,263 487,194 25,069 36,629 27,466
  Percentage distribution of ELL program participants
2009 100.0 4.9 3.2 76.8 11.5 0.9 (3)
2010 100.0 5.1 3.3 78.7 11.4 10.7 0.7 0.9 0.5
20114 100.0 5.2 3.4 78.4 11.6 11.0 0.5 0.9 0.6
2012 100.0 5.4 3.5 78.4 11.3 10.8 0.5 0.8 0.6
2013 100.0 5.5 3.5 78.4 11.2 10.6 0.5 0.8 0.6
  Number of ELL program participants as a percent of total enrollment
2009 9.0 0.8 1.7 31.0 20.5 6.4 (3)
2010 9.0 0.9 1.9 30.7 20.7 20.8 18.3 7.1 1.8
20114 9.0 0.9 2.0 29.7 20.5 21.1 13.1 7.1 2.0
2012 9.1 1.0 2.0 29.2 20.0 20.5 13.5 6.9 1.8
20135 9.2 1.0 2.1 28.7 19.9 20.4 13.7 6.9 2.0
—Not available.
1National totals do not include data for Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. In fall 2010, the most recent year for which BIE data are available, there were 12,130 American Indian/Alaska Native ELL program participants in BIE schools.
2Projected.
3For 2009, data on students of Two or more races are included in the totals but are not shown separately. Only a small number of states reported these data, and they are not comparable to data for 2010 and later years.
4Includes imputations for missing data.
5Enrollment base for percentage of enrollment is projected.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because racial/ethnic categories were not reported for some students and because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, EDFacts file 046, Data Group 123, extracted March 6, 2015, from the EDFacts Data Warehouse (internal U.S. Department of Education source); Common Core of Data (CCD), "State Nonfiscal Survey of Public Elementary and Secondary Education," 2009-10 through 2012-13; and National Elementary and Secondary Enrollment Projection Model, 1972 through 2024. (This table was prepared March 2015.)