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For more information, see our Fast Facts About English Learners in Minneapolis (PDF)
  • Around 8,000 students are eligible for English Learner (EL) services in Minneapolis Public Schools as of the 2016-17 school year. That's about 23% of registered K-12 students.
  • 75% of Minneapolis Public Schools classrooms have at least one EL at any given moment and 100% of Minneapolis Public Schools teachers will have an EL in their classroom over the course of their careers.
  • 93% of all English Learners qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
  • 4% of all English Learners are considered homeless or highly mobile
  • 13.6% of all English Learners also qualify for Special Education services
  • 3% of all English Learners are also receiving Gifted and Talented services

While some of our English Learners have only recently arrived in the US, others have been here for several years and many were born here. Of the 8,000 students who qualify for English Learner services:

  • ‚ÄčAround 6% are newcomers who have been in the US for less than one year
  • Around 25% have lived in the US for between one and five years
  •  Around 69% have lived here for more than five years, or were born in the US