English Learners in Public Schools, by Top 10 Languages Spoken
Definition: Number of public school students who are English Learners, by top 10 languages spoken (e.g., in 2016, 1,147,404 California public school students were English Learners with Spanish as a primary language). English Learners are students with a primary language other than English and who lack the defined English language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing necessary to succeed in regular school instructional programs.
Data Source: California Dept. of Education, DataQuest (May 2016).
Footnote: Years presented are the final year of a school year (e.g., 2015-2016 is shown as 2016). Data for the state, counties, and some school districts are not available for 2011 because many districts did not report English Learner data by language that year. However, 2011 data are available for the related indicator, English Learners in Public Schools. The top 10 languages spoken were determined based on the state totals in 2016 and then applied to all other geographic areas. N/A means that data are not available.