Non-English speakers in Missouri schools increases

Friday, October 5, 2007 | 3:00 p.m. CDT; updated 3:04 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 14, 2008

These are the top five non-English languages spoken by students in Missouri’s public schools this school year and nine years ago.


1. Spanish — 10,400 students

2. Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian — 1,597

3. Vietnamese — 1,058

4. Somali — 644

5. Arabic — 542


1. Spanish — 2,768 students

2. Vietnamese — 941

3. Bosnian — 441

4. Somali — 400

5. Chinese — 304

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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