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Table E-8-2.  Number and percentage distribution of students in public elementary and secondary schools ending in grade 12, by school type, race/ethnicity, and sex: School year 2010–11

Race/ethnicity and sex Total Regular Special
education1
Vocational
education2
Alternative3   Charter4 Magnet5
  Number
Total6 15,443,133 14,704,134 113,411 159,487 466,101   744,761 957,689
Race/ethnicity                
White 8,517,520 8,232,382 49,774 69,250 166,114   319,752 312,882
Black 2,503,668 2,331,058 29,867 39,080 103,663   166,800 299,902
Hispanic 3,176,731 2,949,265 25,776 38,103 163,587   202,018 256,453
Asian 717,083 690,066 4,403 10,193 12,421   22,296 61,160
Pacific Islander 51,339 48,935 293 147 1,964   3,448 2,330
American Indian/Alaska Native 186,884 175,570 1,248 843 9,223   8,540 5,132
Two or more races 289,908 276,858 2,050 1,871 9,129   21,907 19,830
                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                
Male 7,900,786 7,473,997 75,125 87,064 264,600   364,138 473,056
White 4,374,574 4,207,263 33,002 40,369 93,940   158,354 157,469
Black 1,265,572 1,164,931 20,232 19,510 60,899   80,683 142,956
Hispanic 1,625,801 1,497,382 16,675 19,987 91,757   97,684 128,361
Asian 368,893 353,286 2,831 5,731 7,045   11,029 30,963
Pacific Islander 26,371 25,032 190 79 1,070   1,740 1,158
American Indian/Alaska Native 95,966 89,833 830 443 4,860   4,235 2,608
Two or more races 143,609 136,270 1,365 945 5,029   10,413 9,541
                 
Female 7,542,347 7,230,137 38,286 72,423 201,501   380,623 484,633
White 4,142,946 4,025,119 16,772 28,881 72,174   161,398 155,413
Black 1,238,096 1,166,127 9,635 19,570 42,764   86,117 156,946
Hispanic 1,550,930 1,451,883 9,101 18,116 71,830   104,334 128,092
Asian 348,190 336,780 1,572 4,462 5,376   11,267 30,197
Pacific Islander 24,968 23,903 103 68 894   1,708 1,172
American Indian/Alaska Native 90,918 85,737 418 400 4,363   4,305 2,524
Two or more races 146,299 140,588 685 926 4,100   11,494 10,289
  Percent of total
Total6 100.0 95.2 0.7 1.0 3.0   4.8 6.2
Race/ethnicity                
White 100.0 96.7 0.6 0.8 2.0   3.8 3.7
Black 100.0 93.1 1.2 1.6 4.1   6.7 12.0
Hispanic 100.0 92.8 0.8 1.2 5.1   6.4 8.1
Asian 100.0 96.2 0.6 1.4 1.7   3.1 8.5
Pacific Islander 100.0 95.3 0.6 0.3 3.8   6.7 4.5
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 93.9 0.7 0.5 4.9   4.6 2.7
Two or more races 100.0 95.5 0.7 0.6 3.1   7.6 6.8
                 
Race/ethnicity by sex                
Male 100.0 94.6 1.0 1.1 3.3   4.6 6.0
White 100.0 96.2 0.8 0.9 2.1   3.6 3.6
Black 100.0 92.0 1.6 1.5 4.8   6.4 11.3
Hispanic 100.0 92.1 1.0 1.2 5.6   6.0 7.9
Asian 100.0 95.8 0.8 1.6 1.9   3.0 8.4
Pacific Islander 100.0 94.9 0.7 0.3 4.1   6.6 4.4
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 93.6 0.9 0.5 5.1   4.4 2.7
Two or more races 100.0 94.9 1.0 0.7 3.5   7.3 6.6
                 
Female 100.0 95.9 0.5 1.0 2.7   5.0 6.4
White 100.0 97.2 0.4 0.7 1.7   3.9 3.8
Black 100.0 94.2 0.8 1.6 3.5   7.0 12.7
Hispanic 100.0 93.6 0.6 1.2 4.6   6.7 8.3
Asian 100.0 96.7 0.5 1.3 1.5   3.2 8.7
Pacific Islander 100.0 95.7 0.4 0.3 3.6   6.8 4.7
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 94.3 0.5 0.4 4.8   4.7 2.8
Two or more races 100.0 96.1 0.5 0.6 2.8   7.9 7.0
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 gender were not available. May include both secondary schools and schools that offer both primary and secondary grades, as long as the last grade is grade 12. 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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