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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010

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Table 7.1a.

Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary students, by region and race/ethnicity: Selected years, 200001 through 200708


Year and region Total enrollment Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
2000–01              
Total 46,120,425 100.0 61.0 17.0 16.6 4.2 1.2
Northeast 8,227,746 100.0 67.4 15.5 12.4 4.4 0.3
Midwest 10,749,486 100.0 76.6 14.7 5.7 2.2 0.9
South 16,040,151 100.0 54.9 26.7 15.3 2.1 1.0
West 11,103,042 100.0 50.1 6.5 32.1 8.9 2.4
               
2003–04              
Total 47,277,389 100.0 58.4 17.1 18.8 4.5 1.2
Northeast 8,303,699 100.0 65.7 15.6 13.6 4.8 0.3
Midwest 10,752,028 100.0 74.5 15.2 7.0 2.4 0.9
South 16,684,008 100.0 52.4 26.5 17.7 2.4 1.1
West 11,537,654 100.0 46.9 6.5 35.2 9.1 2.4
               
2007–08              
Total 48,397,895 100.0 55.8 17.0 21.2 4.8 1.2
Northeast 8,059,559 100.0 63.4 15.4 15.4 5.6 0.3
Midwest 10,555,854 100.0 72.6 15.2 8.5 2.8 0.9
South 18,149,304 100.0 50.4 25.8 20.0 2.8 1.1
West 11,633,178 100.0 43.7 6.2 38.4 9.4 2.2
NOTE: Enrollment counts exclude schools with no reported enrollment or missing race/ethnicity information. Total enrollment including students with missing race/ethnicity information was 47,060,714 in 200001; 48,353,523 in 200304; and 48,910,025 in 200708. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Northeast includes CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT; Midwest includes IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, and WI; South includes AL, AR, DE, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV; West includes AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. 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," 200001, 200304, and 200708.
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