The English Language Learners Demographic Report is meant for educators, interested members of the public, parents, and advocacy communities who seek to become better acquainted with recent and relevant demographic information about New York City Department of Education’s (DOE) English language learner (ELL) students. It is designed to give readers an enriched sense of the ELL students who were enrolled in New York City public schools during the 2016-2017 school year.
This report starts with an emphasis about the ELL population as a whole — highlighting their boroughs of school enrollment, grade level, places of birth, home languages, participation in ELL programs and services, and subpopulations. At the end of this report, the focus shifts to the NYC public schools’ total student population—analyzing ELLs within the context of the DOE population. The report concludes with certain student demographic information broken down by borough of school enrollment as well as by school district.