Did you know that over 7.5 million Black students were enrolled in K–12 public schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in school year (SY) 2016–17? In that same year, Black ELs represented the fourth largest (3.9%) race/ethnicity category of ELs in U.S. public schools, according to OELA's Fact Sheet, English Learners Who Are Black.
Data from SY 2015–16 shows that 10 locations had the highest concentration of Black ELs enrolled in U.S. public schools: Maine, North Dakota, Vermont, Minnesota, South Dakota, Ohio, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, and Iowa.