EL Data: Districtwide Data for 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Manchester School District is currently serving the needs of 1,968 English Learners (ELs), representing 96 different countries and 58 different macro language groups.

English Learners make up 15% of the district's overall student population.

NH & MANSD EL Enrollment Data: 10-Year Historic Report:

How many of New Hampshire's English Learners attend school in the Manchester School District?

Manchester School District 5-Year Historic EL Enrollment Data:

During the 2017-18 academic year:

MSD experienced an 11% increase of EL enrollment due in part to following:

  • In the 2015-16 school year, the required annual testing for EL students changed. It went from a paper and pencil test to an online platform. This significant change had an impact on the number or students testing proficient in English that year.

  • During the 2016-17 school year, the testing consortium (WIDA), completed standards setting*, making it more difficult for students to test proficient and exit out of the EL program.

*To learn more about the changes to the assessments for English learners, please review the document at the bottom of this page.

English learners make up 14% of the district's overall population, but close to 24% of Manchester students report a language other than English is spoken at home.