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Title III--Immigrant Student Demographics


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).

Local educational agency data are collected via the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System. Private school data are collected via the Student National Origin Report (SNOR). Data are submitted on or around March 1 of each year.

The ESEA, sections 3301(1) and (6) defines immigrant children and youth as individuals who are aged 3 through 21, not born in any state, and have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more states for more than three full (cumulative) academic years. Section 3301(14) of the ESEA defines State as each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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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