A Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind
October 2004
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Public Elementary and Secondary School Students, by Race: 2002-03. Pie chart showing White 59.2%, Hispanic 18.1%, Black 17.1%, Asian/Pacific Islander 4.4%, American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2%. See footnote 11 for source information.

There are 48.2 million public school students in the United States. About 4.1 million students, or 8.5 percent, are English language learners.12

6.4 million students, or 13.4 percent of students ages 3 to 21, are served in federally supported programs for the disabled.13

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