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

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table A-2.1a.  Enrollment, American Indians/Alaska Natives as a percentage of total enrollment, and percentage distribution of American Indians/Alaska Natives enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, by region and state: 2005-06

Region/state Total enrollment American Indian/
Alaska Native
enrollment
American
Indians/Alaska
Natives as
percent of total
enrollment
Percentage
distribution of
American Indians/
Alaska Natives by
region and state
Total 48,962,240 644,461 1.3 100.0
         
Northeast 8,258,658 27,345 0.3 4.2
Connecticut 575,058 2,062 0.4 0.3
Maine 195,498 1,057 0.5 0.2
Massachusetts 971,909 2,941 0.3 0.5
New Hampshire 205,767 645 0.3 0.1
New Jersey 1,395,602 2,493 0.2 0.4
New York 2,838,209 14,090 0.5 2.2
Pennsylvania 1,828,287 2,674 0.1 0.4
Rhode Island 151,690 966 0.6 0.1
Vermont 96,638 417 0.4 0.1
         
South 18,063,429 193,869 1.1 30.1
Alabama 741,547 5,729 0.8 0.9
Arkansas 474,206 3,089 0.7 0.5
Delaware 120,937 408 0.3 0.1
District of Columbia 76,876 79 0.1 #
Florida 2,675,024 7,927 0.3 1.2
Georgia 1,598,461 2,339 0.1 0.4
Kentucky 641,685 1,106 0.2 0.2
Louisiana 654,397 5,115 0.8 0.8
Maryland 860,020 3,487 0.4 0.5
Mississippi 494,954 887 0.2 0.1
North Carolina 1,416,436 20,463 1.4 3.2
Oklahoma 634,739 120,122 18.9 18.6
South Carolina 701,544 2,205 0.3 0.3
Tennessee 953,798 1,730 0.2 0.3
Texas 4,523,873 15,043 0.3 2.3
Virginia 1,214,229 3,811 0.3 0.6
West Virginia 280,703 329 0.1 0.1
         
Midwest 10,779,326 94,844 0.9 14.7
Illinois 2,111,706 3,948 0.2 0.6
Indiana 1,034,782 2,628 0.3 0.4
Iowa 481,099 2,839 0.6 0.4
Kansas 466,266 6,707 1.4 1.0
Michigan 1,711,544 16,366 1.0 2.5
Minnesota 839,084 17,400 2.1 2.7
Missouri 915,850 3,686 0.4 0.6
Nebraska 286,646 4,751 1.7 0.7
North Dakota 98,284 8,484 8.6 1.3
Ohio 1,836,991 2,570 0.1 0.4
South Dakota 122,008 12,775 10.5 2.0
Wisconsin 875,066 12,690 1.5 2.0
         
West 11,810,672 278,248 2.4 43.2
Alaska 133,292 35,396 26.6 5.5
Arizona 1,094,454 67,498 6.2 10.5
California 6,312,103 50,758 0.8 7.9
Colorado 779,826 9,173 1.2 1.4
Hawaii 184,925 1,102 0.6 0.2
Idaho 261,844 4,126 1.6 0.6
Montana 145,416 16,422 11.3 2.5
Nevada 412,407 6,679 1.6 1.0
New Mexico 326,758 36,210 11.1 5.6
Oregon 534,823 12,921 2.4 2.0
Utah 508,430 7,770 1.5 1.2
Washington 1,031,985 27,208 2.6 4.2
Wyoming 84,409 2,985 3.5 0.5
         
Bureau of Indian Education        
(BIE) schools1 50,155 50,155 100.0 7.8
         
# Rounds to zero.
1 Data for BIE schools are not separated by state. They are located in the South, Midwest, and West regions.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Total enrollment includes other race/ethnicity categories not shown. 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," 2005–06.

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