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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 7.3.

Percentage distribution of public school enrollment in the United States and 20 largest public school districts, by race/ethnicity: 2004


School district State Total enrollment Total White Total minority Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Total, United States 48,359,608 100.0 57.9 42.1 17.3 19.2 4.5 1.2
                   
Total, 20 largest public school districts 5,375,479 100.0 20.3 79.7 31.7 38.4 9.2 0.3
New York City Public Schools NY 1,023,674 100.0 14.6 85.4 33.1 38.6 13.2 0.4
Los Angeles Unified CA 741,367 100.0 9.0 91.0 11.7 72.8 6.3 0.3
City of Chicago IL 426,812 100.0 8.8 91.2 49.8 38.0 3.2 0.2
Dade County School District FL 368,933 100.0 10.1 89.9 28.3 60.4 1.1 0.1
Clark County School District1 NV 283,221 100.0 44.0 56.0 14.1 33.2 7.8 0.9
Broward County School District FL 274,591 100.0 34.8 65.2 37.3 24.4 3.1 0.3
Houston Independent School District TX 208,945 100.0 8.9 91.1 29.0 59.0 3.0 0.1
Hillsborough County School District FL 189,469 100.0 47.6 52.4 23.4 26.1 2.5 0.3
Philadelphia City School District PA 187,547 100.0 14.0 86.0 64.9 15.4 5.5 0.2
Hawaii Department of Education HI 183,185 100.0 20.1 79.9 2.4 4.5 72.5 0.6
Palm Beach County School District FL 175,076 100.0 45.5 54.5 29.5 22.0 2.4 0.6
Orange County School District FL 173,331 100.0 38.7 61.3 28.5 28.5 3.9 0.4
Fairfax County Public Schools VA 164,765 100.0 54.1 45.9 11.2 16.3 18.1 0.3
Dallas Independent School District TX 158,027 100.0 5.8 94.2 30.3 62.6 1.1 0.3
Detroit City School District MI 141,461 100.0 2.8 97.2 90.5 5.5 0.8 0.3
Montgomery County Public Schools MD 139,393 100.0 43.3 56.7 22.6 19.4 14.4 0.3
Prince Georges County Public Schools MD 136,095 100.0 7.1 92.9 77.1 12.2 3.0 0.6
Gwinnett County GA 135,392 100.0 48.1 51.9 23.6 18.1 10.1 0.1
San Diego Unified School District CA 134,709 100.0 25.8 74.2 14.2 42.6 16.9 0.5
Duval County School District FL 129,486 100.0 46.9 53.1 44.4 5.3 3.3 0.2
Not applicable.
1 In 2004, Clark County School District did not report race/ethnicity data. The percentage distribution shown here is from 2003. Clark County is not included in the race/ethnicity distribution for the 20 largest school districts.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2004–05.
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