ERIC Number: ED271253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Navajo Student Enrollment & Basic Educational Data: Navajo Area School Systems SY-1984-85.
Navajo Tribe, Window Rock, AZ. Div. of Education.
During school year 1984-85, 61,586 Navajo preschool-grade 12 students were enrolled in 241 schools serving the Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Approximately 62.8% of the Navajo students attended 157 public schools, while 25.4% attended 53 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) operated schools, 6% attended 9 community-controlled and 22 mission schools, and 5.8% attended preschools under the Division of Navajo Child Development. Navajo student enrollment appeared to be increasing at a rate of 01.4% per year. BIA schools showed the lowest rate of increase (00.7%), with public school enrollments increasing at 01.9% per year and contract school increasing at 3.4% per year. Only two of the 26 public school district superintendents were Navajos. Of the 423 administrators in Navajo area schools, 110 were Navajos, with 64% administering the contract schools. While only 739 of the 4,839 teachers were Navajos, 1,160 of the 1,638 teacher aides were Navajos. A total of 38 schools were accredited by the North Central Accreditation Association: 14 BIA schools, 21 public schools, 2 contract schools, and 1 mission school. Most schools taught Navajo history, government, and culture; and bilingual instruction was delivered by teacher aides in most public and BIA schools. (NEC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Navajo Tribe, Window Rock, AZ. Div. of Education.