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Title III English Learner Student Demographics

Annual data collection about English learner students enrolled in California's public and private schools.

The California Department of Education conducts an annual data collection about English learner 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 Every Student Succeeds Act.

The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System is used to collect the number of English learner students in local educational agencies (LEAs). LEAs report the number of private school English learner students they serve in the Consolidated Application and Reporting System. The reported number of private school students served is added to the public school count.

Table I: Title III Funding for English Learner Students in California, 2008–09 to 2019–20
CALPADS Collection Funding Year Number of Students Per-Student Allocation Total Subgrants
Fall 2018 2019–20 1,153,868 $110.74 $127,775,596
Fall 2017 2018–19 1,232,825 $106.82 $131,690,377
Fall 2016 2017–18 1,298,665 $103.65 $134,606,632
Fall 2015 2016–17 1,335,046 $100.60 $134,305,613
Fall 2014 2015–16 1,355,198 $96.58 $130,855,031
Fall 2013 2014–15 1,386,282 $98.34 $136,351,212
Winter 2012 2013–14 1,364,447 $102.22 $139,473,348
Winter 2011 2012–13 1,419,331 $105.69 $150,004,941
Winter 2010 2011–12 1,457,698 $111.15 $161,986,584
Winter 2009 2010–11 1,494,083 $105.75 $157,998,267
Winter 2008 2009–10 1,533,853 $100.00 $153,385,300
Winter 2007 2008–09 1,554,421 $95.00 $147,669,995
Table II: English Learners in California Ranked by Language, Fall 2019
Rank Language Number of Students

1

Spanish

929,759

2

Vietnamese

24,546

3

Mandarin (Putonghua)

22,090

4

Arabic

17,348

5

Cantonese

14,162

6

Filipino (Pilipino or Tagalog)

13,799

7

Korean

9,008

8

Punjabi

8,932

9

Russian

8,932

10

Hmong

7,658

11

Armenian

7,088

12

Farsi (Persian)

7,061

13

Japanese

5,544

14

Mixteco

4,216

15

Hindi

3,989

16

Pashto

3,266

17

Portuguese

3,173

18

Khmer (Cambodian)

2,993

19

Urdu

2,808

20

Telugu

2,547

21

Chaldean

1,752

22

Ukrainian

1,692

23

Tamil

1,691

24

French

1,632

25

Hebrew

1,343

26

Lao

1,178

27

Thai

1,097

28

Somali

1,070

29

Gujarati

1,000

30

Bengali

941

31

Turkish

887

32

German

787

33

Tongan

750

34

Samoan

632

35

Ilocano

620

36

Burmese

565

37

Amharic

526

38

Indonesian

525

39

Marathi

520

40

Rumanian

490

41

Assyrian

484

42

Tigrinya

475

43

Marshallese

451

44

Italian

444

45

Toishanese

427

46

Kannada

397

47

Mien (Yao)

360

48

Cebuano (Visayan)

341

49

Kurdish (Kurdi, Kurmanji)

310

50

Polish

299

Subtotal: 1,122,605 (98.46%)
All other languages: 17,593 (1.54%)
Grand total: 1,140,198 (100.00%)

Table III: English Learners in California Ranked by Local Educational Agency, Fall 2019
Rank Local Educational Agency Number of Students

1

Los Angeles Unified

97,311

2

San Diego Unified

19,393

3

Santa Ana Unified

17,081

4

San Francisco Unified

15,059

5

Garden Grove Unified

13,550

6

Fresno Unified

12,978

7

Oakland Unified

11,852

8

San Bernardino City Unified

10,460

9

Long Beach Unified

10,246

10

Fontana Unified

9,619

11

Elk Grove Unified

9,583

12

West Contra Costa Unified

8,885

13

Stockton Unified

8,633

14

Santa Maria-Bonita

8,565

15

Anaheim Elementary

8,415

16

Sweetwater Union High

8,138

17

Montebello Unified

8,118

18

Bakersfield City

8,110

19

Corona-Norco Unified

7,783

20

Pajaro Valley Unified

7,632

21

Sacramento City Unified

7,514

22

Oxnard

7,274

23

Irvine Unified

7,242

24

Coachella Valley Unified

7,038

25

Palm Springs Unified

6,506

26

Chula Vista Elementary

6,500

27

San Jose Unified

6,478

28

Desert Sands Unified

6,337

29

Twin Rivers Unified

6,262

30

Riverside Unified

6,261

31

Moreno Valley Unified

6,198

32

Mt. Diablo Unified

6,172

33

Pomona Unified

6,125

34

Glendale Unified

5,988

35

Hayward Unified

5,946

36

Rialto Unified

5,913

37

San Juan Unified

5,909

38

Escondido Union

5,718

39

Lodi Unified

5,681

40

Compton Unified

5,591

41

Anaheim Union High

5,532

42

Orange Unified

5,486

43

Madera Unified

5,449

44

Cajon Valley Union

5,395

45

Calexico Unified

5,370

46

Jurupa Unified

5,359

47

Alisal Union

5,296

48

Modesto City Elementary

5,228

49

Alvord Unified

5,173

50

Ontatio-Montclair

5,173

Student subtotal: 481,500 (42.23%)
All other LEAs: 658,698 (57.77%)
Grand total: 1,140,198 (100.00%)

Table IV: English Learners in California Ranked by County, Fall 2019
Rank County Number of Students

1

Los Angeles

257,564

2

Orange

101,989

3

San Diego

93,841

4

Riverside

73,450

5

San Bernardino

61,296

6

Santa Clara

56,649

7

Alameda

44,216

8

Sacramento

40,154

9

Fresno

37,233

10

Kern

35,300

11

San Joaquin

29,507

12

Contra Costa

28,394

13

Ventura

28,183

14

Monterey

26,516

15

Stanislaus

25,620

16

Tulare

25,400

17

San Mateo

19,467

18

Santa Barbara

17,410

19

San Francisco

16,191

20

Imperial

14,818

21

Merced

14,042

22

Sonoma

12,585

23

Santa Cruz

9,830

24

Solano

7,658

25

Madera

7,116

26

Yolo

5,399

27

Kings

5,120

28

Placer

5,120

29

Marin

5,075

30

San Luis Obispo

4,436

31

Napa

4,397

32

Sutter

3,511

33

San Benito

2,900

34

Mendocino

2,659

35

Yuba

2,324

36

El Dorado

1,986

37

Butte

1,919

38

Colusa

1,796

39

Tehama

1,747

40

Humboldt

1,319

41

Lake

1,304

42

Glenn

1,077

43

Shasta

875

44

Inyo

543

45

Mono

447

46

Nevada

278

47

Del Norte

272

48

Modoc

254

49

Calaveras

194

50

Siskiyo

185

51

Tuolumne

148

52

Amador

131

53

Lassen

128

54

Mariposa

87

55

Plumas

67

56

Trinity

58

57

Sierra

13

58

Alpine

0

Grand total: 1,140,198 (100.00%)

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Last Reviewed: Friday, June 26, 2020
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