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School Enrollment by Special Populations - English Learners

Public schools in Crestwood and Petworth (Cluster 18) enroll the most English learner students in number. Public schools in Cluster 1 (Adams Morgan) also enrolls the most English learner students as a percent of the total enrollment for that cluster.

Public School English Learner Enrollment by Neighborhood Cluster, SY13-14 to SY20-21


Since SY13-14, approximately 3,500 additional students have been identified as English learners. This is a 48% increase compared to the 14% growth in total enrollment of students under the age of 22. While there are more English learner students in SY20-21 compared to SY13-14, the number of English learner students peaked in SY19-20 at 11,400 students. Between SY19-20 and SY20-21, there were approximately 630 fewer English learner students identified, compared to a drop in 330 eligible students. The noticeable increase in SY17-18 was due to a national revision to the assessment test.

Change in Public School English Learner Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY20-21


Source: OSSE Audited Enrollment, SY13-14 to SY20-21

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