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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 2.1a.  Percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school enrollment, by race/ethnicity: Selected years, 1986–87 to 2005–06

Fall of school year White Total
minority1
Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
1986 70.4 29.6 16.1 9.9 2.8 0.9
1991 67.4 32.6 16.4 11.8 3.4 1.0
1993 66.1 34.0 16.6 12.7 3.6 1.1
1994 65.6 34.4 16.7 13.0 3.6 1.1
1995 64.8 35.1 16.8 13.5 3.7 1.1
1996 64.2 35.8 16.9 14.0 3.8 1.1
1997 63.5 36.5 17.0 14.4 3.9 1.2
1998 62.9 37.1 17.1 15.0 3.9 1.1
1999 62.1 37.9 17.2 15.6 4.0 1.2
2000 61.2 38.8 17.2 16.3 4.1 1.2
2001 60.3 39.7 17.2 17.1 4.2 1.2
2002 59.2 40.9 17.1 18.1 4.4 1.2
2003 58.7 41.3 17.2 18.5 4.4 1.2
2004 57.9 42.1 17.3 19.2 4.5 1.2
2005 57.1 42.9 17.2 19.8 4.6 1.2
1 Total minority includes Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Excludes students enrolled in Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1986 State Summaries of Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Survey; and National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," selected years, 1991–92 through 2005–06.

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