ERIC Number: ED070789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Racial and Ethnic Distribution of Pupils in California Public Schools, Fall 1971. A Report to the State Board of Education.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Intergroup Relations.
In October 1971, as in four previous years, school districts provided the California State Department of Education with a count of pupils in each school by racial and ethnic group categories. The survey found that 29 percent of the 4.5 million pupils in California public schools were members of racial and ethnic minority groups. Mexican Americans and others of Spanish surname comprised 16 percent. More than 9 percent were black, more than two percent were Asian and about 1.5 percent were American Indian, Filipino, or members of other nonwhite minorities. For the first time since these surveys began, there was a statewide decrease in the total number of pupils. Minority-group enrollment continued to increase. Since the 1967 Survey, Spanish-surnamed pupils had increased by 109,001, black pupils by 50,795, and other minority-group pupils by 32,210. Applying the measure of imbalance stated in the California Administrative Code, there were 1,697 schools in 1971-72 which deviated by more than 15 percent from the mean in their districts for any racial or ethnic group, including the Anglo-majority group; more than 1.3 million children were in attendance at those schools, including 63 percent of all the black pupils in the State and 42 percent of all the Spanish-surnamed pupils. At the same time there were 1,215 schools in which minority-group pupils comprised 50 percent or more of total enrollment. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Intergroup Relations.
Identifiers - Location: California