WL Week Special Report: Language Course Enrollment in Nebraska

79% of Nebraska secondary students are enrolled in a World Language course.

2017-20182016-20172015-20162012-20132009-20102006-20072003-20042000-2001
ASL               7            19              6              0000                  –
Chinese       1,057 1,036         892          7984228171               34
French     11,007    13,929     13,131     12,7728,2025,3145,917         5,865
German      6,446 7,184      7,073        7,1415,5524,2514,684          6,761
Japanese          164         208         190           161188108114            264
Latin          9461,191         969        1,144886494537            709
Russian           30            57          117            49221215               32
Spanish    85,57992,177   88,784    84,16059,47848,37746,374       46,776
Language Survey     13,051    14,460    14,199     11,48612,69111,2889,011        9,000
Other      5,956      6,356      5,391      4,4496,5995,7043,607         3,509
Total WL Students   124,243 136,617   130,752   122,16094,04075,62970,330       72,950
Total Students grades 7-12   156,808  154,677 151,812 145,979144,796149,154150,417 Not Available
Percentage of Secondary Students Enrolled in World Language79%88%86%84%65%51%47%Not Available

The Nebraska Department of Education annually surveys school districts to record course enrollment in secondary coursework that is worth high school credit. The chart reflects the courses listed in the survey and the enrollment numbers, which include grades 7-12.