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District English Language Learner/Refugee Report 2015-16 present to BOE- highlight and click for pdf file
7,800 current English Language Learners participate in the ESL program in grades K-12.
ESL services have been provided to over 15, 000 of the K-12 student population.
The ESL program in OPS has grown more than 380% over the last 18 years. There was an 11.3% increase in students served from 2012-13 to 2013-14. This increase is due to the implementation of NDE's Rule 15, an influx of refugee students, and growth of the incoming kindergarten class.
There are approximately 20,000 students in the district who speak more than 120 different languages other than English in the home.
There are over 2,400 refugee students in OPS coming from 12 different countries. The number of refugees is up 84% over the last five years with the largest growth coming from Southeast Asian countries.