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Limited English Proficient Students by Grade Level and State

TABLE 5. Limited English Proficient Students by Grade Level and State
  PK to 5th Grade 6th to 12th Grade
  Number of children, 2000 (1,000s) Share of all children, 2000 (percent) Percent change, 1990-2000 Number of children, 2000 (1,000s) Share of all children, 2000 (percent) Percent change, 1990-2000
Alabama 4 1 92 9 2 70
Alaska 3 4 61 3 4 85
Arizona 56 12 80 46 9 88
Arkansas 4 2 243 7 3 99
California 620 20 44 437 12 55
Colorado 24 6 163 21 5 144
Connecticut 14 5 35 16 5 39
Delaware 3 4 91 3 3 137
District of Columbia 2 4 27 2 5 27
Florida 87 7 51 85 6 89
Georgia 26 3 255 34 4 175
Hawaii 6 6 19 6 5 36
Idaho 3 3 75 5 3 87
Illinois 82 7 72 76 6 84
Indiana 12 2 28 13 2 48
Iowa 5 2 79 7 2 60
Kansas 7 3 87 8 3 123
Kentucky 4 1 52 7 2 57
Louisiana 5 1 -14 10 2 5
Maine 1 1 -14 3 2 27
Maryland 14 3 40 17 3 84
Massachusetts 28 5 1 34 6 49
Michigan 21 2 105 27 2 103
Minnesota 19 4 99 17 3 159
Mississippi 2 1 8 4 1 52
Missouri 9 2 43 11 2 55
Montana 1 2 18 2 2 25
Nebraska 5 3 350 6 3 233
Nevada 18 11 354 15 8 224
New Hampshire 1 1 13 2 1 121
New Jersey 48 6 23 52 6 51
New Mexico 23 13 18 19 9 33
New York 146 9 18 153 8 50
North Carolina 25 4 94 26 3 137
North Dakota 1 1 -22 2 3 76
Ohio 17 2 24 25 2 45
Oklahoma 7 2 65 9 2 125
Oregon 19 7 214 16 5 177
Pennsylvania 24 2 27 33 3 55
Rhode Island 7 8 31 7 7 70
South Carolina 5 2 109 10 2 98
South Dakota 2 2 264 1 2 131
Tennessee 8 2 118 9 2 104
Texas 288 15 30 232 10 42
Utah 9 4 149 9 3 89
Vermont 1 1 185 <1 1 98
Virginia 20 3 89 28 4 86
Washington 33 6 95 25 4 111
West Virgina 1 1 -8 2 1 -9
Wisconsin 15 3 25 19 3 111
Wyoming 1 2 59 1 2 -19
All states 1,786 7 46 1,612 6 64
SOURCE: Urban Institute, The New Demography of America's Schools — Immigration and the No Child Left Behind Act, page 19.


This summary is based on a review conducted for the Center for Public Education by researchers at Edvantia, an education research and development not-for-profit corporation founded in 1966.  For more information, see Research Review: What research says about preparing English language learners for academic success.

Posted: October 30, 2007

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