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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 as part of the requirements of Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Local educational agencies (LEAs) report the number of English learner students via the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System. LEAs report the number of private school English learner students they serve via 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, 2014–15 to 2020–21
CALPADS Collection Funding Year Number of Students Per-Student Allocation Total Title III Funding
Fall 2019 2020–21 1,105,887 $120.60 $133,361,655
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
Table II: Top 20 Languages Spoken in California by English Learner Students, Fall 2020
Rank Language Number of Students

1

Spanish

869,356

2

Vietnamese

22,859

3

Mandarin (Putonghua)

19,353

4

Arabic

16,158

5

Cantonese

12,535

6

Filipino (Pilipino or Tagalog)

12,241

7

Punjabi

8,642

8

Russian

8,217

9

Korean

7,359

10

Hmong

7,263

11

Farsi (Persian)

6,926

12

Armenian

6,563

13

Japanese

4,474

14

Mixteco

4,316

15

Hindi

3,642

16

Pashto

3,455

17

Portuguese

2,778

18

Khmer (Cambodian)

2,760

19

Urdu

2,616

20

Telugu

2,287

Subtotal: 1,023,800 (96.53%)
All other languages: 36,788 (3.47%)
Grand total: 1,060,588 (100.00%)

Table III: Top 30 Local Educational Agencies with the Largest Number of English Learners, Fall 2020
Rank Local Educational Agency Number of Students

1

Los Angeles Unified

107,540

2

San Diego Unified

21,267

3

Santa Ana Unified

16,219

4

Oakland Unified

14,578

5

San Francisco Unified

13,682

6

Garden Grove Unified

13,098

7

Fresno Unified

13,060

8

San Bernardino City Unified

10,327

9

Long Beach Unified

9,820

10

Elk Grove Unified

9,507

11

Fontana Unified

9,167

12

West Contra Costa Unified

8,902

13

Santa Maria-Bonita

8,872

14

Stockton Unified

8,802

15

Anaheim Elementary

8,161

16

Sweetwater Union High

7,910

17

Sacramento City Unified

7,785

18

Chula Vista Elementary

7,211

19

Montebello Unified

7,179

20

Twin Rivers Unified

7,137

21

Coachella Valley Unified

7,072

22

Oxnard

7,053

23

Bakersfield City

7,003

24

Pajaro Valley Unified

6,835

25

San Juan Unified

6,758

26

Corona-Norco Unified

6,705

27

Hayward Unified

6,215

28

Riverside Unified

6,168

29

Moreno Valley Unified

6,033

30

Lodi Unified

5,869

Student subtotal: 375,935 (35.45%)
All other LEAs: 684,653 (64.55%)
Grand total: 1,060,588 (100.00%)

Table IV: Top 25 Counties with the Largest Number of English Learners, Fall 2020
Rank County Number of Students

1

Los Angeles

234,598

2

Orange

92,662

3

San Diego

84,122

4

Riverside

69,421

5

San Bernardino

58,745

6

Santa Clara

50,438

7

Alameda

41,090

8

Sacramento

38,332

9

Fresno

36,801

10

Kern

32,968

11

San Joaquin

28,458

12

Ventura

26,745

13

Contra Costa

25,992

14

Monterey

25,605

15

Stanislaus

25,425

16

Tulare

24,169

17

San Mateo

17,185

18

Santa Barbara

17,073

19

Imperial

14,054

20

Merced

14,023

21

San Francisco

13,768

22

Sonoma

11,720

23

Santa Cruz

8,734

24

Solano

7,654

25

Madera

6,717

Student subtotal: 1,006,499 (94.90%)
All other counties: 54,089 (5.10%)
Grand total: 1,060,588 (100.00%)

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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