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

1

Spanish

975,435

2

Vietnamese

26,457

3

Mandarin (Putonghua)

22,318

4

Arabic

18,341

5

Filipino (Pilipino or Tagalog)

14,971

6

Cantonese

14,433

7

Korean

9,648

8

Punjabi

9,225

9

Russian

9,103

10

Hmong

8,239

11

Farsi (Persian)

7,656

12

Armenian

6,934

13

Japanese

5,814

14

Hindi

4,294

15

Mixteco

3,942

16

Khmer (Cambodian)

3,292

17

Pashto

3,003

18

Portuguese

2,955

19

Urdu

2,932

20

Telugu

2,695

21

Chaldean

1,908

22

French

1,852

23

Ukrainian

1,826

24

Tamil

1,782

25

Hebrew

1,372

26

Lao

1,350

27

Thai

1,169

28

Somali

1,097

29

Gujarati

1,059

30

Bengali

1,005

31

Turkish

902

32

German

802

33

Tongan

797

34

Ilocano

685

35

Samoan

675

36

Indonesian

601

37

Burmese

593

38

Rumanian

573

39

Assyrian

552

40

Marathi

503

41

Italian

484

42

Marshallese

474

43

Tigrinya

474

44

Amharic

469

45

Kannada

432

46

Toishanese

431

47

Mien (Yao)

416

48

Cebuano (Visayan)

342

49

Polish

327

50

Kurdish (Kurdi, Kurmanji)

312

Subtotal: 1,176,951 (98.41%)
All other languages: 19,037 (1.59%)
Grand total: 1,195,988 (100.00%)

Table III: English Learners in California Ranked by Local Educational Agency, Fall 2018
Rank Local Educational Agency Number of Students

1

Los Angeles Unified

101,292

2

San Diego Unified

21,551

3

Santa Ana Unified

16,306

4

San Francisco Unified

15,032

5

Garden Grove Unified

14,316

6

Fresno Unified

13,407

7

Long Beach Unified

12,325

8

Oakland Unified

11,972

9

San Bernardino City Unified

11,802

10

Fontana Unified

10,043

11

West Contra Costa Unified

9,034

12

Anaheim Elementary

8,985

13

Elk Grove Unified

8,924

14

Stockton Unified

8,651

15

Sweetwater Union High

8,595

16

Bakersfield City

8,543

17

Montebello Unified

8,430

18

Santa Maria-Bonita

8,309

19

Pajaro Valley Unified

8,272

20

Corona-Norco Unified

8,143

21

Oxnard

8,036

22

Sacramento City Unified

8,018

23

Chula Vista Elementary

7,418

24

Coachella Valley Unified

7,369

25

Irvine Unified

6,955

26

Palm Springs Unified

6,863

27

Riverside Unified

6,845

28

San Jose Unified

6,587

29

Moreno Valley Unified

6,505

30

Twin Rivers Unified

6,505

31

Desert Sands Unified

6,472

32

Alvord Unified

6,417

33

Compton Unified

6,302

34

Alisal Union

6,271

35

Anaheim Union High

6,261

36

Mt. Diablo Unified

6,257

37

Escondido Union

6,115

38

Madera Unified

6,052

39

Calexico Unified

5,966

40

Glendale Unified

5,936

41

Rialto Unified

5,934

42

Jurupa Unified

5,929

43

San Juan Unified

5,870

44

Lodi Unified

5,845

45

Hayward Unified

5,833

46

Orange Unified

5,799

47

Cajon Valley Union

5,754

48

Manteca Unified

5,444

49

Pomona Unified

5,366

50

Modesto City Elementary

5,339

Student subtotal: 504,195 (42.16%)
All other LEAs: 691,793 (57.84%)
Grand total: 1,195,988 (100.00%)

Table IV: English Learners in California Ranked by County, Fall 2018
Rank County Number of Students

1

Los Angeles

272,914

2

Orange

105,441

3

San Diego

100,882

4

Riverside

78,514

5

San Bernardino

64,389

6

Santa Clara

58,384

7

Alameda

45,423

8

Sacramento

41,903

9

Fresno

38,861

10

Kern

36,069

11

San Joaquin

30,260

12

Ventura

29,730

13

Contra Costa

28,982

14

Monterey

28,195

15

Tulare

26,660

16

Stanislaus

26,476

17

San Mateo

20,227

18

Santa Barbara

17,815

19

San Francisco

17,088

20

Imperial

15,563

21

Merced

14,659

22

Sonoma

14,000

23

Santa Cruz

10,368

24

Madera

7,792

25

Solano

7,613

26

Yolo

5,860

27

Placer

5,300

28

Kings

5,170

29

Marin

5,033

30

San Luis Obispo

4,541

31

Napa

4,458

32

Sutter

3,719

33

San Benito

2,882

34

Mendocino

2,727

35

Yuba

2,456

36

Butte

2,014

37

El Dorado

1,865

38

Tehama

1,813

39

Colusa

1,706

40

Humboldt

1,400

41

Lake

1,306

42

Glenn

1,206

43

Shasta

905

44

Inyo

675

45

Nevada

631

46

Mono

504

47

Del Norte

301

48

Modoc

271

49

Siskiyou

204

50

Calaveras

194

51

Tuolumne

152

52

Lassen

128

53

Amador

128

54

Mariposa

89

55

Plumas

82

56

Trinity

45

57

Sierra

15

58

Alpine

0

Grand total: 1,195,988 (100.00%)

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Last Reviewed: Friday, July 19, 2019
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