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California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
January 16, 2024

Dear Select Private School Directors:

Fiscal Year 2023–24 Student National Origin Report Submission

This letter contains information regarding the online submission of the Student National Origin Report (SNOR) for fiscal year (FY) 2023–24.

Purpose of the SNOR

The California Department of Education (CDE) uses the SNOR to collect the annual count of eligible immigrant students as required by Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. Based on the total number of eligible immigrant students enrolled in public and private schools in California, the CDE receives a formula grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The CDE allocates formula subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that experience a significant growth in enrollment of eligible immigrant student populations and meet a minimum threshold of five immigrant students. Private schools within the geographic jurisdiction of a participating LEA are eligible to receive products and services for immigrant students from the LEA.

Completion of the SNOR report is optional for nonprofit private schools. However, nonprofit private schools are encouraged to participate regardless of whether they receive Title III products and services since the ED uses this data to allocate Title III funds to states. In addition, the identification of eligible immigrant students through the SNOR may have an effect on the growth and eligibility requirements at the LEA level. LEAs will only be reimbursed in the next funding year for those immigrant students reported on the FY 2023−24 SNOR.

Eligible Immigrant Students

The ESEA, sections 3201(1) and (5) defines immigrant children and youth as individuals who:

  • are aged three through twenty-one;
  • were not born in the United States (including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico); and
  • have not attended one or more schools in any one or more states for more than three full (cumulative) academic years.

Immigrant Count Dates

For FY 2023–24, private schools should have reported the number of eligible immigrant students enrolled as of October 4, 2023.

Private School Student National Origin Report Submission

To submit FY 2023–24 SNOR data, access the CDE SNOR Online Reporting web page at during the data-reporting window of January 16 through February 29, 2024. The system password and the personal identification number (PIN) below are required to access the online report for your private school.

Private School County District School (CDS) Code PIN System Password
Mail Merged Mail Merged Mail Merged CdeSnoR$1

Additional SNOR information and resources can be found on the CDE Student National Origin Report web page at

If you have questions regarding Title III student program subgrants or need assistance submitting the SNOR, please contact Rafael Frias Corona, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Language Policy and Leadership Office (LPLO), by phone at 916-323-5838 or by email at

If you have questions regarding Title III student programs, contact Geoffrey Ndirangu, Education Programs Consultant, LPLO, by phone at 916-323-5831 or by email at



Alesha Moreno-Ramirez, Director
Multilingual Support Division

Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 07, 2024

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