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Table E-8-1.  Number and percentage distribution of students in public elementary and secondary schools, by school type, race/ethnicity, and sex: School year 201011

Race/ethnicity and sex Total Regular Special
education1
Vocational
education2
Alternative3   Charter4 Magnet5
  Number
Total6 49,212,031 48,291,063 191,677 164,074 565,217   1,789,496 2,057,769
Race/ethnicity                
White 25,801,021 25,448,326 87,226 70,795 194,674   647,735 686,555
Black 7,873,809 7,641,434 50,859 41,125 140,391   516,703 653,158
Hispanic 11,367,157 11,099,087 40,318 38,685 189,067   489,462 534,799
Asian 2,281,908 2,247,723 7,066 10,507 16,612   58,239 115,958
Pacific Islander 169,678 166,747 441 161 2,329   8,421 4,630
American Indian/Alaska Native 561,126 547,609 2,005 855 10,657   16,963 12,020
Two or more races 1,157,332 1,140,137 3,762 1,946 11,487   51,973 50,649
                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                
Male 25,277,620 24,746,160 123,956 89,387 318,117   886,502 1,026,397
White 13,316,510 13,109,690 56,251 41,128 109,441   324,541 347,997
Black 4,016,659 3,881,909 33,411 20,586 80,753   254,564 317,991
Hispanic 5,822,182 5,670,336 25,845 20,281 105,720   240,852 268,992
Asian 1,163,246 1,143,814 4,437 5,876 9,119   28,723 58,388
Pacific Islander 87,657 86,022 281 87 1,267   4,282 2,297
American Indian/Alaska Native 287,382 280,063 1,297 449 5,573   8,438 6,033
Two or more races 583,984 574,326 2,434 980 6,244   25,102 24,699
                 
Female 23,934,411 23,544,903 67,721 74,687 247,100   902,994 1,031,372
White 12,484,511 12,338,636 30,975 29,667 85,233   323,194 338,558
Black 3,857,150 3,759,525 17,448 20,539 59,638   262,139 335,167
Hispanic 5,544,975 5,428,751 14,473 18,404 83,347   248,610 265,807
Asian 1,118,662 1,103,909 2,629 4,631 7,493   29,516 57,570
Pacific Islander 82,021 80,725 160 74 1,062   4,139 2,333
American Indian/Alaska Native 273,744 267,546 708 406 5,084   8,525 5,987
Two or more races 573,348 565,811 1,328 966 5,243   26,871 25,950
  Percent of total
Total6 100.0 98.1 0.4 0.3 1.1   3.6 4.2
Race/ethnicity                
White 100.0 98.6 0.3 0.3 0.8   2.5 2.7
Black 100.0 97.0 0.6 0.5 1.8   6.6 8.3
Hispanic 100.0 97.6 0.4 0.3 1.7   4.3 4.7
Asian 100.0 98.5 0.3 0.5 0.7   2.6 5.1
Pacific Islander 100.0 98.3 0.3 0.1 1.4   5.0 2.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 97.6 0.4 0.2 1.9   3.0 2.1
Two or more races 100.0 98.5 0.3 0.2 1.0   4.5 4.4
                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                
Male 100.0 97.9 0.5 0.4 1.3   3.5 4.1
White 100.0 98.4 0.4 0.3 0.8   2.4 2.6
Black 100.0 96.6 0.8 0.5 2.0   6.3 7.9
Hispanic 100.0 97.4 0.4 0.3 1.8   4.1 4.6
Asian 100.0 98.3 0.4 0.5 0.8   2.5 5.0
Pacific Islander 100.0 98.1 0.3 0.1 1.4   4.9 2.6
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 97.5 0.5 0.2 1.9   2.9 2.1
Two or more races 100.0 98.3 0.4 0.2 1.1   4.3 4.2
                 
Female 100.0 98.4 0.3 0.3 1.0   3.8 4.3
White 100.0 98.8 0.2 0.2 0.7   2.6 2.7
Black 100.0 97.5 0.5 0.5 1.5   6.8 8.7
Hispanic 100.0 97.9 0.3 0.3 1.5   4.5 4.8
Asian 100.0 98.7 0.2 0.4 0.7   2.6 5.1
Pacific Islander 100.0 98.4 0.2 0.1 1.3   5.0 2.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 97.7 0.3 0.1 1.9   3.1 2.2
Two or more races 100.0 98.7 0.2 0.2 0.9   4.7 4.5
1 A public elementary/secondary school that focuses primarily on special education—including instruction for students with various conditions—and that adapts curriculum, materials, or instruction for students served.
2 A public elementary/secondary school that focuses primarily on providing formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical, or professional occupations for high- school-age students who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry.
3 A public elementary/secondary school that (1) addresses needs of students that typically cannot be met in a regular school, (2) provides nontraditional education, (3) serves as an adjunct to a regular school, or (4) falls outside the categories of regular, special education, or vocational education.
4 A school providing free public elementary and/or secondary education to eligible students under a specific charter granted by an appropriate authority and designated by such authority to be a charter school.
5 A special school or program designed to attract students of different racial/ethnic backgrounds for the purpose of reducing, preventing, or eliminating racial isolation or to provide an academic or social focus on a particular theme, or both.
6 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately.
NOTE: Excludes schools for which enrollment data by race/ethnicity and sex were not available. Regular, special education, vocational education, and alternative school categories are mutually exclusive, whereas charter and magnet schools can also be categorized as one of these types of schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey,” 2010–11.
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