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Title III Immigrant Student Demographics


The ESEA, sections 3301(1) and (6) defines immigrant children and youth as individuals who

The California Department of Education conducts an annual data collection of immigrant students enrolled in California's public and private schools. The data collection is conducted primarily as part of the requirements of Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is used to collect the number of immigrant students in local educational agencies (LEAs). Private schools provide their number of immigrant students on the Student National Origin Report (SNOR).

Table I: Title III Funding for Immigrant Students in California 2008-2012
Year No. of Pupils State Grant Amount Per Pupil Allocation
2012 48,562 $4,856,200 $100.00
2011 64,438 $6,443,800 $100.00
2010 75,596 $7,937,580 $105.00
2009 88,566 $8,413,770 $95.00
2008 103,778 $9,858,910 $95.00
Table II: Immigrant Students Ranked by Country of Origin, Spring 2012
Rank Country of Origin Number of Students
1 Mexico 66,858
2 Philippines 15,889
3 China 9,805
4 El Salvador 9,533
5 Korea 6,778
6 Vietnam 6,309
7 Guatemala 6,268
8 India 6,211
9 Iraq 3,446
10 Japan 3,431
11 Iran 2,182
12 Canada 2,027
13 Honduras 1,773
14 Russian Federation 1,645
15 United Kingdom 1,622
16 Armenia 1,580
17 Germany 1,526
18 Thailand 1,307
19 Pakistan 1,299
20 Egypt 1,185
21 Taiwan 1,163

Student subtotal: 151,837 (85.54%)
All other countries: 25,663 (14.46%)
Grand total: 177,500 (100.00%)

Table III: Immigrant Students Ranked by LEA, Spring 2012
Rank Local Educational Agency Number of Students
1 Los Angeles Unified 57,739
2 San Diego Unified 4,449
3 San Francisco Unified 3,717
4 Cupertino Union 2,326
5 Irvine Unified 1,817
6 Garden Grove Unified 1,781
7 Cajon Valley Unified 1,742
8 Glendale Unified 1,712
9 Oakland Unified 1,566
10 San Ramon Valley Unified 1,465
11 Grossmont Union High 1,402
12 Fremont Unified 1,361
13 Torrance Unified 1,349
14 Alhambra Unified 1,099
15 Chula Vista Elementary 1,062

Student subtotal: 84,587 (47.65%)
All other LEAs: 92,913 (52.35%)
Grand total: 177,500 (100.00%)

Table IV: Immigrant Students Ranked by County, Spring 2012
Rank County Number of Students
1 Los Angeles 75,889
2 San Diego 15,701
3 Orange 11,820
4 Santa Clara 10,770
5 Alameda 8,801
6 Riverside 5,378
7 Contra Costa 4,639
8 Sacramento 4,506
9 San Bernardino 4,313
10 San Francisco 3,744
11 San Mateo 3,621
12 Kern 2,684
13 Fresno 2,563
14 Ventura 2,238
15 San Joaquin 2,055
16 Monterey 1,808
17 Sonoma 1,657
18 Santa Barbara 1,567
19 Tulare 1,528

Student subtotal: 165.282 (93.12%)
All other counties: 12,218 (6.88%)
Grand total: 177,500 (100.00%)

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