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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 7.3.

Number and percentage distribution of public school enrollment in the United States and 20 largest public school districts, by race/ethnicity: 200708


School district State Total enrollment     Total     White     Black     Hispanic     Asian/
Pacific
Islander
American
Indian/
Alaska
Native
Total, United States 48,397,895 100.0 55.8 17.0 21.2 4.8 1.2
                 
Total, 20 largest public school districts 5,241,310 100.0 21.3 28.3 40.2 9.8 0.3
New York City Public Schools NY 989,941 100.0 14.2 31.7 39.7 14.0 0.4
Los Angeles Unified CA 693,680 100.0 8.8 10.9 73.7 6.4 0.3
City of Chicago IL 407,510 100.0 8.2 47.9 40.2 3.4 0.2
Dade County School District FL 348,128 100.0 9.3 26.6 62.8 1.2 0.1
Clark County School District NV 309,051 100.0 36.1 14.2 39.7 9.2 0.8
Broward County School District FL 258,893 100.0 31.2 38.6 26.6 3.4 0.2
Houston Independent School District TX 199,534 100.0 8.0 28.4 60.3 3.2 0.1
Hillsborough County School District FL 193,180 100.0 44.3 23.3 29.1 3.1 0.3
Hawaii Department of Education HI 179,897 100.0 19.4 2.3 4.6 73.0 0.6
Orange County School District FL 174,142 100.0 35.0 28.1 32.0 4.4 0.4
Philadelphia City School District PA 172,704 100.0 13.4 63.4 16.9 6.1 0.2
Palm Beach County School District FL 170,883 100.0 41.8 30.1 24.8 2.8 0.5
Fairfax County Public Schools VA 165,722 100.0 51.0 11.3 17.9 19.5 0.3
Dallas Independent School District TX 157,804 100.0 4.8 28.7 65.3 1.0 0.2
Qwinnett County GA 155,618 100.0 38.0 28.3 22.7 10.8 0.1
Montgomery County Public Schools MD 137,717 100.0 40.1 22.9 21.5 15.2 0.3
Wake County Public Schools NC 134,401 100.0 54.7 27.7 11.6 5.8 0.3
San Diego Unified School District CA 131,577 100.0 25.3 13.5 44.4 16.3 0.5
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools NC 131,176 100.0 35.8 43.7 15.4 4.6 0.5
Prince George's County Public Schools MD 129,752 100.0 5.1 74.2 17.4 2.9 0.4
† Not applicable.
NOTE: Total enrollment, including students with missing race/ethnicity information, is 48,910,025. 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," 2007–08.
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