EL Data and Reporting

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The English Learner (EL) program reporting requirements for North Dakota districts are recorded in the State Automated Reporting System (STARS). The reports required for EL programs include the MIS01 Fall Report, EL student enrollment records, and the MIS02 and MIS03 for EL staffing records. Below you will find most recent EL enrollment data. Guidance for the EL reporting in the STARS can be found under EL Guidance and Resources.

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2020-2021 ND English Learner Students by Public School District

2020-2021 ND English Learner Students by Public School District

This color-coded map shows the number of English Learner students reported by North Dakota public school districts for the 2020-2021 school year. There is also a data table below that shows the same information in a more numeric format. Due to FERPA privacy regulations, districts reporting 1 to 24 English learner students do not show a specific number.

2020-2021 ND English Learner Students Map

Alexander <25 Anamoose <25 Beach <25
Belcourt <25 Belfield <25 Beulah <25
Billings County <25 Bismarck 421 Bottineau <25
Bowman County <25 Carrington <25 Cavalier <25
Center-Stanton <25 Central Cass <25 Dakota Prairie <25
Devils Lake <25 Dickinson 188 Drayton <25
Dunseith 47 Edgeley 28 Eight Mile <25
Elgin-New Leipzig <25 Ellendale 27 Enderlin Area <25
Fairmount <25 Fargo 943 Fordville-Lankin <25
Ft Totten <25 Ft Yates <25 Garrison <25
Grafton 43 Grand Forks 300 Grenora <25
Harvey <25 Hatton Eielson <25 Hazen <25
Hebron <25 Hettinger <25 Hillsboro 37
Hope <25 Jamestown 55 Kenmare <25
Kidder County <25 Killdeer <25 Kindred <25
Lakota <25 LaMoure <25 Larimore <25
Lewis and Clark <25 Lisbon <25 Mandan 159
Mandaree <25 Maple Valley <25 Mapleton <25
Marmarth <25 McKenzie County 256 Midway <25
Milnor <25 Minnewaukan <25 Minot 165
Minto 25 Mott-Regent <25 Napoleon <25
Nedrose <25 New Salem-Almont <25 New Town 71
North Border <25 North Sargent <25 Northwood <25
Oakes <25 Park River Area <25 Richland <25
Rugby <25 Sargent Central <25 Sawyer <25
Selfridge <25 Solen <25 South Heart <25
South Prairie <25 St John <25 St Thomas <25
Stanley 36 TGU <25 Tioga <25
Underwood <25 United <25 Valley City <25
Valley-Edinburg <25 Wahpeton 35 West Fargo 1054
Williams County 55 Williston 336 Wilton  <25
Wishek <25 Wyndmere <25    

 

ND English Learner Home/Heritage Languages 2016-2021

 

ND English Learner Home/Heritage Languages 2016-2021

                                      

School Year 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Language Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %  
Spanish 1121 31% 1101 31% 1166 30% 1480 33% 1617 35% 1553 36%
Nepali 451 12% 426 12% 482 12% 480 11% 446 10% 402 9%
Somali 542 15% 516 14% 562 14% 520 12% 436 9% 381 9%
Arabic 187 5% 200 6% 194 5% 205 5% 193 4% 155 4%
Bosnian 108 3% 96 3% 97 3% 94 2% 80 2% 80 2%
Ojibwa 72 2% 63 2% 50 1% 45 1% 61 1% 51 1%
Dakota 46 1% 30 1% 10 0% 13 0% 15 0% 20 0%
*Indian 46 1% 32 1% 19 0% 19 0% 14 0% 17 0%
**Creoles 164 5% 200 6% 229 6% 313 7% 336 7% 318 7%
Swahili 89 2% 108 3% 110 3% 129 3% 141 3% 135 3%
Siouan 31 1% 29 1% 24 1% 30 1% 29 1% 34 1%
Chinese 59 2% 54 2% 51 1% 61 1% 52 1% 52 1%
French 72 2% 83 2% 80 2% 92 2% 88 2% 82 2%
Vietnamese 55 2% 50 1% 60 2% 80 2% 85 2% 70 2%
Tagalog 45 1% 44 1% 62 2% 85 2% 91 2% 73 2%
Other 529 15% 571 16% 689 18% 848 19% 939 20% 873 20%
Total 3617   3603   3885   4496   4624   4296  

Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole percent.

*Indian = North American Indian - Other

**Creoles = Creoles/Pidgin - English-Based

ND English Learner Enrollment by District 2016-2021

ND English Learner Enrollment by District 2016-2021

Due to FERPA privacy regulations, districts reporting 1 to 24 English learner students do not show a specific number.

  2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
District Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %  
Fargo 902 25% 933 26% 969 25% 1022 23% 1001 21% 889 20%
Bismarck 173 5% 245 7% 277 7% 346 8% 375 8% 376 9%
Dickinson 118 3% 113 3% 127 3% 182 4% 192 4% 182 4%
Dunseith 70 2% 58 2% 47 1% 40 1% 54 1% 45 1%
Grafton 61 1% 48 1% 49 1% 41 1% 37 1% 38 1%
Grand Forks 398 11% 360 10% 396 10% 341 8% 326 7% 288 7%
Mandan 63 2% 85 2% 112 3% 137 3% 128 3% 132 3%
McKenzie Co 85 2% 70 2% 98 3% 217 5% 251 5% 235 5%
Minot 209 6% 178 5% 163 4% 213 5% 184 4% 161 4%
New Town <25 '-- 28 1% 51 1% 61 1% 69 1% 55 1%
West Fargo 743 21% 752 21% 875 23% 1002 22% 1076 23% 997 23%
Williston 200 6% 182 5% 240 6% 316 7% 338 7% 301 7%
Others 573 16% 551 15% 481 12% 580 13% 671 14% 641 15%
Total 3617   3603   3885   4498   4702   4340  

Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole percent.

ND English Learner Demographics 2012-2021

ND English Learner Demographics 2012-2021

Year # ELs # Immigrant % Immigrant # Refugee % Refugee # Migrant % Migrant
2011-12 4360 730 17% 1157 27% 265 6%
2012-13 3871 761 20% 1111 29% 211 6%
2013-14 3823 182 5% 1 4% 21 1%
2014-15 3996 1500 38% 1107 28% 173 5%
2015-16 3263 1329 41% 1061 33% 191 6%
2016-17 3443 1603 47% 1034 30% 121 4%
2017-18 3885 1765 46% 1054 27% 101 3%
2018-19 4498 1980 44% 944 20% 136 3%
2019-20 4624 1741 38% 778 17% 153 3%
2020-21 4296 1441 34% 594 14% 108 3%

Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole percent.

ND English Learner Ethnicity 2012-2021

ND English Learner Ethnicity 2012-2021

  Total Native Am. Asian Black Hispanic P. Islander White
  Count Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %   Count   %  
2011-12 3634 1116 31% 464 13% 751 21% 800 22% 22 1% 481 13%
2012-13 3239 595 18% 573 18% 815 25% 780 24% 25 1% 451 14%
2013-14 3264 422 13% 624 19% 866 27% 877 27% 22 1% 453 14%
2014-15 3561 318 9% 666 19% 1059 30% 1042 29% 24 1% 452 13%
2015-16 3617 210 6% 715 20% 1138 32% 1079 30% 19 1% 456 13%
2016-17 3603 175 5% 698 19% 1186 33% 1046 29% 17 1% 481 13%
2017-18 3885 123 3% 792 20% 1329 34% 1110 29% 17 0% 514 13%
2018-19 4498 129 3% 876 20% 1490 33% 1427 32% 45 1% 1031 23%
2019-20 4624 158 3% 876 19% 1467 32% 1569 34% 69 2% 485 11%
2020-21 4296 158 4% 778 18% 1338 31% 1510 35% 69 2% 443 10%

Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole percent.