About 850,000 students in Texas are English language learners. That’s one in every six students, and their numbers are growing fast.
Last year, the State of Texas spent an average of $234 per English learning student. By contrast, the Austin school district spent nearly $1,300 dollars per English learning student. That's five times the state average.
The maps below show the geographic distribution of the multilingual population of Austin ISD Area, by percent, as compared to Student Enrollment in AISD Bilingual or ESL programs, ages 5-17.