Definition: Number of public school students receiving special education services in grades K through 12, by race/ethnicity (e.g., in 2016, 35,315 Asian American students in California were enrolled in special education).Percentage of public school students receiving special education services in grades K through 12, by race/ethnicity (e.g., among California students enrolled in special education in 2016, 4.8% were Asian American).
Footnote: Years presented are the final year of a school year (e.g., 2015-2016 is shown as 2016). The multiracial category was added in 2010; as a result, data for 2010 and later may not be consistent with data for earlier years. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because there were between 1 and 10 special education enrollees in that group, and to percentages that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 160 total students enrolled in special education. N/A means that data are not available, or that the percentage of special education students in that group was far above the average for that year (more than 3 standard deviations above the mean).