D146 Demographics

  • 31% of students in District 146 call a language other than English their home language. The top four languages spoken are Arabic, Spanish, Polish and Tagalog. All together, 30 different languages are spoken in District 146.

  • 10% of students in District 146 qualified for EL / Bilingual services.  Of those students, 48% of them speak Arabic, 35% speak Spanish, and the rest (16%) speak another language.

  • 3% of all students in District 146 were born outside of the United States in one of 17 different countries around the world.

  • Approximately 4% of our English learners are recent newcomers from another country.

Chart of D146 Languages
Top languages other than English spoken by families in District 146. Not all of our non-English speaking students qualify for English learner services. For example, in 2016 we had 253 Spanish speaking students, but only 89 received English learner services.

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