ERIC Number: ED438394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Racial and Ethnic Distribution of Elementary and Secondary Students. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This fact sheet from "The Condition of Education, 1999" presents information on the racial and ethnic characteristics of U.S. elementary and secondary school students derived from Census figures. Thirty-six percent of students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in 1996 were considered members of a minority group, an increase of 12 percentage points from 1976. This increase was largely the result of growth in the percentage of Hispanic students. Since 1970, black students have accounted for approximately one in three students in the central cities. In 1996, 10% of public school students living in the metropolitan area outside a central city were black, up from 6% in 1970. Approximately 1 in 4 students in central cities was Hispanic in 1996, up from approximately 1 in 10 students in 1972. The percentages of Black and Hispanic students enrolled in private schools increased between 1972 and 1996, rising from 5% each in 1972 to 9% for Blacks and 8% for Hispanics in 1996. (Contains one table and two graphs.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Public Schools, Racial Differences, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.