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Table 111. Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school students, by percentage of student's racial/ethnic group enrolled in the school and student's racial/ethnic group: Selected years, fall 1995 through fall 2010
Racial/ethnic group Number of students in each racial/ethnic group, by percent of that racial/ethnic group in the school Percentage distribution of students in each racial/ethnic group, by percent of that racial/ethnic group in the school
Total Less than 10 percent of group 10 to 24 percent of group 25 to 49 percent of group 50 to 74 percent of group 75 to 89 percent of group 90 percent or more of group Total Less than 10 percent of group 10 to 24 percent of group 25 to 49 percent of group 50 to 74 percent of group 75 to 89 percent of group 90 percent or more of group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1995                            
White 28,736,961 143,787 498,649 2,084,689 5,244,015 6,813,804 13,952,017 100.0 0.5 1.7 7.3 18.2 23.7 48.6
Black 7,510,678 657,403 1,119,556 1,873,303 1,386,802 811,898 1,661,716 100.0 8.8 14.9 24.9 18.5 10.8 22.1
Hispanic 6,016,293 646,364 847,792 1,359,649 1,360,020 874,878 927,590 100.0 10.7 14.1 22.6 22.6 14.5 15.4
Asian/Pacific
   Islander
1,656,787 703,101 435,495 301,984 135,001 67,558 13,648 100.0 42.4 26.3 18.2 8.1 4.1 0.8
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
503,748 223,244 75,019 63,070 39,200 15,084 88,131 100.0 44.3 14.9 12.5 7.8 3.0 17.5
                             
2000                            
White 28,146,613 189,779 595,137 2,294,232 5,556,108 7,279,301 12,232,056 100.0 0.7 2.1 8.2 19.7 25.9 43.5
Black 7,854,032 735,459 1,199,865 1,899,982 1,366,363 871,399 1,780,964 100.0 9.4 15.3 24.2 17.4 11.1 22.7
Hispanic 7,649,728 738,509 1,054,396 1,696,944 1,739,038 1,134,466 1,286,375 100.0 9.7 13.8 22.2 22.7 14.8 16.8
Asian/Pacific
   Islander
1,924,875 799,220 524,279 331,576 171,739 81,461 16,600 100.0 41.5 27.2 17.2 8.9 4.2 0.9
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
545,177 251,983 81,119 75,831 39,944 15,363 80,937 100.0 46.2 14.9 13.9 7.3 2.8 14.8
                             
2005                            
White 27,742,612 240,614 705,300 2,596,310 6,256,109 7,718,175 10,226,104 100.0 0.9 2.5 9.4 22.6 27.8 36.9
Black 8,366,722 849,399 1,396,670 2,004,856 1,453,759 884,663 1,777,375 100.0 10.2 16.7 24.0 17.4 10.6 21.2
Hispanic 9,638,712 848,160 1,316,558 2,071,303 2,218,616 1,545,322 1,638,753 100.0 8.8 13.7 21.5 23.0 16.0 17.0
Asian/Pacific
   Islander
2,242,628 925,411 616,762 363,562 214,304 100,845 21,744 100.0 41.3 27.5 16.2 9.6 4.5 1.0
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
594,306 276,846 86,978 84,665 43,272 21,275 81,270 100.0 46.6 14.6 14.2 7.3 3.6 13.7
                             
2008                            
White 26,655,206 263,040 741,385 2,654,942 6,427,654 7,599,841 8,968,344 100.0 1.0 2.8 10.0 24.1 28.5 33.6
Black 8,225,299 876,408 1,444,408 1,980,487 1,403,984 871,014 1,648,998 100.0 10.7 17.6 24.1 17.1 10.6 20.0
Hispanic 10,439,072 863,435 1,409,966 2,203,867 2,430,896 1,713,221 1,817,687 100.0 8.3 13.5 21.1 23.3 16.4 17.4
Asian/Pacific
   Islander
2,419,695 974,599 676,841 404,394 235,263 106,117 22,481 100.0 40.3 28.0 16.7 9.7 4.4 0.9
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
583,384 275,483 80,815 90,654 38,370 20,669 77,393 100.0 47.2 13.9 15.5 6.6 3.5 13.3
                             
2009                            
White 26,311,473 273,285 766,093 2,802,435 6,623,809 7,537,266 8,308,585 100.0 1.0 2.9 10.7 25.2 28.6 31.6
Black 8,166,410 885,911 1,469,582 1,984,384 1,387,212 858,152 1,581,169 100.0 10.8 18.0 24.3 17.0 10.5 19.4
Hispanic 10,775,975 875,979 1,475,714 2,312,508 2,557,263 1,710,475 1,844,036 100.0 8.1 13.7 21.5 23.7 15.9 17.1
Asian/Pacific
   Islander
2,461,820 990,104 680,770 422,114 233,733 109,671 25,428 100.0 40.2 27.7 17.1 9.5 4.5 1.0
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
584,756 280,738 79,981 89,944 40,595 21,274 72,224 100.0 48.0 13.7 15.4 6.9 3.6 12.4
                             
2010                            
White 25,801,021 288,136 807,107 2,991,928 7,090,581 7,620,071 7,003,198 100.0 1.1 3.1 11.6 27.5 29.5 27.1
Black 7,873,809 904,777 1,453,068 1,907,158 1,328,164 859,843 1,420,799 100.0 11.5 18.5 24.2 16.9 10.9 18.0
Hispanic 11,367,157 896,796 1,603,546 2,473,080 2,657,108 1,791,161 1,945,466 100.0 7.9 14.1 21.8 23.4 15.8 17.1
Asian 2,281,908 944,657 633,149 431,446 219,381 43,509 9,766 100.0 41.4 27.7 18.9 9.6 1.9 0.4
Pacific Islander 169,678 104,646 15,170 27,558 14,860 5,146 2,298 100.0 61.7 8.9 16.2 8.8 3.0 1.4
American Indian/
   Alaska Native
561,126 276,859 76,874 78,978 38,349 21,156 68,910 100.0 49.3 13.7 14.1 6.8 3.8 12.3
Two or more races 1,157,332 996,181 128,813 15,347 6,709 3,286 6,996 100.0 86.1 11.1 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.6
NOTE: Data reflect racial/ethnic data reported by schools. Because some schools do not report complete racial/ethnic data, totals may differ from figures in other tables. Excludes 1995 data for Idaho and 2000 data for Tennessee because racial/ethnic data were not reported. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 1995-96, 2000-01, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11. (This table was prepared July 2012.)
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