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Table 93. Public elementary and secondary school students, by racial/ethnic enrollment concentration of school: Fall 1999 and fall 2004
Racial/ethnic group Distribution of students in racial/ethnic group, by percent minority in the school Distribution of students in each racial/ethnic group,
by percent of that racial/ethnic group in the school
Total Less than 10 percent minority 10 to 24 percent minority 25 to 49 percent minority 50 to 74 percent minority 75 to 89 percent minority 90 percent or more minority Total Less than 10 percent of group 10 to 24 percent of group 25 to 49 percent of group 50 to 74 percent of group 75 to 89 percent of group 90 percent or more of group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total students enrolled, 1999 45,537,874 13,141,470 8,534,984 8,592,822 5,843,330 3,343,979 6,081,289 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 28,137,113 12,594,720 7,102,808 5,451,173 2,234,767 574,416 179,229 28,137,113 178,395 573,557 2,223,628 5,451,594 7,099,379 12,610,560
Minority 17,400,761 546,750 1,432,176 3,141,649 3,608,563 2,769,563 5,902,060
Black 7,769,814 181,646 571,543 1,507,985 1,629,443 1,024,102 2,855,095 7,769,814 713,608 1,177,285 1,899,260 1,362,305 848,824 1,768,532
Hispanic 7,232,942 179,141 473,821 1,069,576 1,475,328 1,359,128 2,675,948 7,232,942 715,450 982,483 1,611,509 1,651,005 1,086,227 1,186,268
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,864,825 134,761 286,953 423,818 413,876 341,153 264,264 1,864,825 774,882 506,473 320,623 166,635 81,173 15,039
American Indian/Alaska Native 533,180 51,202 99,859 140,270 89,916 45,180 106,753 533,180 244,528 83,022 70,232 40,242 15,890 79,266
Total students enrolled, 2004 46,971,679 10,832,525 8,900,363 9,425,184 6,493,471 3,921,711 7,398,425 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 27,097,875 10,332,802 7,405,293 5,988,221 2,475,325 669,235 226,999 27,097,875 226,315 667,177 2,465,554 5,986,940 7,404,804 10,347,085
Minority 19,873,804 499,723 1,495,070 3,436,963 4,018,146 3,252,476 7,171,426
Black 8,052,258 161,697 537,360 1,471,089 1,676,646 1,106,992 3,098,474 8,052,258 811,199 1,309,815 1,917,491 1,413,833 836,625 1,763,295
Hispanic 9,111,018 176,140 548,255 1,300,672 1,772,646 1,698,307 3,614,998 9,111,018 808,429 1,226,237 1,934,060 2,093,739 1,440,565 1,607,988
Asian/Pacific Islander 2,131,611 117,108 309,113 510,896 462,332 391,647 340,515 2,131,611 871,113 589,382 357,609 197,293 99,068 17,146
American Indian/Alaska Native 578,917 44,778 100,342 154,306 106,522 55,530 117,439 578,917 266,097 84,477 83,213 44,097 21,992 79,041
Percent of students enrolled, 1999 100.0 28.9 18.7 18.9 12.8 7.3 13.4 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 100.0 44.8 25.2 19.4 7.9 2.0 0.6 100.0 0.6 2.0 7.9 19.4 25.2 44.8
Minority 100.0 3.1 8.2 18.1 20.7 15.9 33.9
Black 100.0 2.3 7.4 19.4 21.0 13.2 36.7 100.0 9.2 15.2 24.4 17.5 10.9 22.8
Hispanic 100.0 2.5 6.6 14.8 20.4 18.8 37.0 100.0 9.9 13.6 22.3 22.8 15.0 16.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 7.2 15.4 22.7 22.2 18.3 14.2 100.0 41.6 27.2 17.2 8.9 4.4 0.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 9.6 18.7 26.3 16.9 8.5 20.0 100.0 45.9 15.6 13.2 7.5 3.0 14.9
Percent of students enrolled, 2004 100.0 23.1 18.9 20.1 13.8 8.3 15.8 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 100.0 38.1 27.3 22.1 9.1 2.5 0.8 100.0 0.8 2.5 9.1 22.1 27.3 38.2
Minority 100.0 2.5 7.5 17.3 20.2 16.4 36.1
Black 100.0 2.0 6.7 18.3 20.8 13.7 38.5 100.0 10.1 16.3 23.8 17.6 10.4 21.9
Hispanic 100.0 1.9 6.0 14.3 19.5 18.6 39.7 100.0 8.9 13.5 21.2 23.0 15.8 17.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 5.5 14.5 24.0 21.7 18.4 16.0 100.0 40.9 27.6 16.8 9.3 4.6 0.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 7.7 17.3 26.7 18.4 9.6 20.3 100.0 46.0 14.6 14.4 7.6 3.8 13.7
† Not applicable.
NOTE: Data reflect racial/ethnic data reported by schools. Because some schools do not report complete racial/ethnic data, totals may differ from figures in other tables. Excludes 1999 data for Idaho, and 1999 and 2004 data for Tennessee because racial/ethnic data were not reported. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. 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," 1999 and 2004. (This table was prepared August 2006.)

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