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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 2008-09 to 2014-15
Year No. of Students Per Student Allocation Total Subgrants
2014-15 65,611 $92.95 $6,099,040
2013-14 57,086 $93.32 $5,327,237
2012-13 48,857 $100.00 $4,885,700
2011-12 64,438 $100.00 $6,443,800
2010-11 75,596 $105.00 $7,937,580
2009-10 88,566 $95.00 $8,413,770
2008-09 103,778 $95.00 $9,858,910
Table II: Immigrant Students Ranked by Country of Origin, Fall 2014
Rank Country of Origin Number of Students
1 Mexico 32,913
2 China 11,781
3 Philippines 10,555
4 El Salvador 7,954
5 India 7,719
6 Vietman 5,659
7 Guatemala 4,989
8 Korea, Republic of 4,353
9 Japan 3,393
10 Iraq 3,054
11 Honduras 2,544
12 Canada 2,075
13 Iran, Islamic Republic of 1,969
14 Egypt 1,875
15 United Kingdom 1,801
16 Germany 1,485
17 Russian Federation 1,388
18 Pakistan 1,179
19 Armenia 1,129
20 Taiwan, Province of China 1,061
21 Yemen 1,012

Subtotal: 109,889 (81.32%)
All other countries: 25,240 (18.68%)
Grand total: 135,129 (100.00%)

Table III: Immigrant Students Ranked by LEA, Spring 2012
Rank Local Educational Agency Number of Students
1 Los Angeles Unified 15,086
2 San Francisco Unified 3,602
3 San Diego Unified 3,058
4 Cupertino Union 3,058
5 Irvine Unified 2,854
6 Glendale Unified 2,299
7 Fremont Unified 1,813
8 Caojn Valley Unified 1,786
9 Garden Grove Unified 1,682
10 Oakland Unified 1,320
11 Alhambra Unified 1,193
12 San Juan Unified 1,153
11 Sweetwater Union Unified 1,131
14 West Contra Costa Unified 1,114

Student subtotal: 41,149 (30.45%)
All other LEAs: 93,980 (69.55%)
Grand total: 135,129 (100.00%)

Table IV: Immigrant Students Ranked by County, Fall 2014
Rank County Number of Students
1 Los Angeles 35,893
2 San Diego 14,691
3 Orange 12,269
4 Santa Clara 11,959
5 Alameda 7,605
6 San Bernardino 5,037
7 Riverside 4,706
8 Sacramento 4,500
9 Contra Costa 4,097
10 San Francisco 3,696
11 San Mateo 3,625
12 Fresno 2,662
13 Kern 2,528
14 Ventura 2,094
15 San Joaquin 1,873
16 Monterey 1,753
17 Stanislaus 1,527
18 Imperial 1,471
19 Santa Barbara 1,365
20 Sonoma 1,245
21 Tulare 1,209
22 Marin 1,125
23 Solano 1,101

Student subtotal: 128,031 (94.75%)
All other counties: 7,098 (5.25%)
Grand total: 135,129 (100.00%)

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