California Student Groups Speak 67 Different Languages

English learners are a significant portion of California public school students.

As of the Fall of 2018:

The 1,195,988 English learners constitute 19.3 percent of the total enrollment in California public schools.

A total of 2,587,609 students (English Learners and Fluent English Proficient) speak a language other than English in their homes. This number represents about 41.8 percent of the state's public school enrollment.

The majority of English learners (70.2 percent) are enrolled in the elementary grades, kindergarten through grade six. The rest (29.8 percent) are enrolled in the secondary grades, seven through twelve, and in the ungraded category.

Although English learner data are collected for 67 language groups, 93 percent speak one of the top ten languages in the State:


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