Resources & Supports
English Language Learners in the U.S
There are just under 5 million school-aged children enrolled in public schools across the United States who are learning English as a Second Language.
Enrollment has increased greater than 25% since 2000 in schools across the U.S.
More than 40 states have experienced growth within the English Language learners population.
Only 6 states in the U.S. recorded a decrease of English Language Learners.
Currently, we are at about 34,000, based on the info in the State Report Card, September 2021. This puts English Learners at about 5% of the total student population. That percentage is up significantly over the past decade. English Learners hovered at about 2% of the total student population for quite a while.