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The state of Mandarin Immersion: November 2017

November 11, 2017

The state of Mandarin Immersion in November 2017 – a midyear update

Mandarin immersion programs in the United States continue to expand, with at least two new programs scheduled to launch in the fall of 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.

As of November 2017 there were at least 246 Mandarin immersion programs in 31 states and the District of Columbia in the United States.

Here’s an update for the current State of Mandarin Immersion, based on the database of programs I maintain here. I have tried to keep it as up to date and accurate as possible, but if you find errors, please send me an email so I can correct them

November 2017 Numbers 

Total schools as of the 2017-2018 school year       246

Total schools by 2018-2019 school year                    248

 

New schools for 2017-2018

Arizona Language Preparatory, Phoenix, Arizona

Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, Phoenix Arizona

Desert Canyon Elementary, Scottsdale, Arizona

El Capitan High School, Lakeside, Calif.

PUC International Preparatory Academy, Los Angeles, Calif.

Fred Newhart Middle School, Mission Viejo, Calif.

West County Mandarin School, Richmond, Calif.

Mesa Elementary School, West Covina, Calif.

Linden Hill Elementary, Wilmington, Del.

Maryknoll School, Honolulu, Hawaii

South Fork Elementary, Rigby, Idaho

Wolf Springs Elementary School, Overland Park, Kansas

Northern Hills High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Crest Elementary School, Eugene, Oregon

Tillicum Middle School, Bellevue, Washington

 

New schools coming in 2018-2019

Postlethwait  Middle School, Camden, Deleware

East Light Academy, Charleston, South Carolina

 

School type

Public  (traditional + charters)           207      83%

Public (not including charters)           178      71%

Charter                                                      29        11%

Private                                                       42        16%

 

What grades

K – 5 or 6                               155                 62.2%%

K – 8                                        43                   17.2%

Middle school                       35                    14.0%

K – 12                                      6                      2.4%

High School                            8                      3.2%

Middle +High School            1                      0.4%

TOTAL                                  249

 

Percent Time in Mandarin 

(Only Kindergarten or 1st grade, not including trilingual schools)

50/50                                      130       65.9%

More than 60%                        8          4.0%

80 and above                          59        29.9%

TOTAL                                    198

 

Strand versus whole school

(Only includes Elementary schools, K-8 and K-12)

Strand             168      83.1%

Whole             34        16.8%

TOTAL            202

 

Simplified/Traditional

Simplified       210      84.6%

Traditional      38        15.3%

 

Programs by State:

Of total, California is 25.4%, Utah is 18.1%

CA        63

UT       45

NY       12

AZ        12

MI        10

MN      10

NC       9

OR       9

CO       8

GA       8

IL         8

WA      8

MD      7

WA      7

SC        7

DE        6

TX        4

NJ        3

DC        2

ID         2

IN        2

MA      2

OK       2

AK        1

FL        1

HI         1

KS        1

LA        1

MO      1

OH       1

RI         1

WI       1

WY      1

 

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