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2007 High School County Maps

In keeping with the theme of mapping and enhancing language learning, the MELL project has created the following county maps to help illustrate the distribution of world languages offered across the state. If you click on a county, you can view a PDF file of the profiles of the high schools in that county that submitted surveys in 2007.
Note: Franklin county did not have any high schools reporting in 2007. It is represented as black in all the maps that follow.


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About the MELL County Data

In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 38 out of 39 counties reported offering at least two years of a world language. (Note: Franklin county did not have any high schools reporting in 2007.)



In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 31 out of 39 counties reported offering four or more years of the same world language (for example, students may have begun language study in middle school and continued through the AP level in high school).



In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 33 out of 39 counties reported offering 2 or more world languages at their schools.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 38 out of 39 counties reported offering Spanish.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 30 out of 39 counties reported offering French.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 21 out of 39 counties reported offering German.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 19 out of 39 counties reported offering ASL.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 19 out of 39 counties reported offering Japanese.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 8 out of 39 counties reported offering Russian.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 6 out of 39 counties reported offering Chinese.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 6 out of 39 counties reported offering Latin.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 3 out of 39 counties reported offering Native American Languages.




In the 2007 MELL survey, high schools in 0 out of 39 counties reported offering Arabic.





About the MELL County Data

The 2007 High School County Maps reflect data submitted by high schools on the 2007 MELL Survey. It's important to note that some counties had a higher percentage of schools reporting than did others, as shown in the table below. (One county, Franklin, did not have any MELL Surveys submitted in 2007.) Therefore, it's possible that there are high schools in some of these counties teaching languages, but that information was not available for this report.

In the 2008-9 MELL Survey of High Schools we hope to reach 100% of public high schools in the state reporting. At that point, the County Maps will be a more complete and accurate picture of languages taught across the state.

2007 - High Schools
County # of High Schools in County* # of High Schools Submitted MELL Survey % of High Schools Submitted MELL Survey
Adams 4 2 50%
Asotin 4 3 75%
Benton 13 6 46%
Chelan 12 8 67%
Clallam 12 8 67%
Clark 32 19 59%
Columbia 1 1 100%
Cowlitz 9 5 56%
Douglas 6 3 50%
Ferry 6 2 33%
Franklin 6 0 0%
Garfield 1 1 100%
Grant 16 11 69%
Grays Harbor 15 8 53%
Island 7 4 57%
Jefferson 5 3 60%
King 132 77 58%
Kitsap 28 15 54%
Kittitas 6 3 50%
Klickitat 8 5 63%
Lewis 15 9 60%
Lincoln 7 7 100%
Mason 6 3 50%
Okanogan 13 5 38%
Pacific 9 5 56%
Pend Oreille 3 2 67%
Pierce 54 26 48%
San Juan 6 4 67%
Skagit 18 9 50%
Skamania 1 1 100%
Snohomish 56 30 54%
Spokane 45 27 60%
Stevens 14 5 36%
Thurston 20 12 60%
Wahkiakum 1 1 100%
Walla Walla 8 6 75%
Whatcom 16 9 56%
Whitman 10 6 60%
Yakima 25 19 76%
Total 650 370 57%
*Note: # of High Schools in County counts all schools that encompassed grades 9-12 or some subset based on the OSPI 2005-6 Demographics File. This includes a number of alternative programs and schools that only go up to grade 9, 10, or 11.
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