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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 97. Public elementary and secondary school students, by racial/ethnic enrollment concentration of school: Fall 1995, fall 2000, and fall 2006
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, 1995 44,424,467 14,508,573 8,182,484 8,261,110 5,467,784 2,876,302 5,128,214
White 28,736,961 13,939,633 6,812,196 5,246,785 2,094,440 499,884 144,023 28,736,961 143,787 498,649 2,084,689 5,244,015 6,813,804 13,952,017
Minority 15,687,506 568,940 1,370,288 3,014,325 3,373,344 2,376,418 4,984,191
Black 7,510,678 198,386 598,716 1,588,850 1,622,448 941,335 2,560,943 7,510,678 657,403 1,119,556 1,873,303 1,386,802 811,898 1,661,716
Hispanic 6,016,293 174,140 415,761 932,949 1,289,184 1,099,109 2,105,150 6,016,293 646,364 847,792 1,359,649 1,360,020 874,878 927,590
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,656,787 142,886 259,335 367,888 379,110 297,680 209,888 1,656,787 703,101 435,495 301,984 135,001 67,558 13,648
American Indian/Alaska Native 503,748 53,528 96,476 124,638 82,602 38,294 108,210 503,748 223,244 75,019 63,070 39,200 15,084 88,131
Total students enrolled, 2000 46,120,425 12,761,478 8,736,252 8,760,300 6,013,131 3,472,083 6,377,181 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 28,146,613 12,218,862 7,271,285 5,566,681 2,303,106 596,478 190,201 28,146,613 189,779 595,137 2,294,232 5,556,108 7,279,301 12,232,056
Minority 17,973,812 542,616 1,464,967 3,193,619 3,710,025 2,875,605 6,186,980
Black 7,854,032 178,185 561,488 1,485,130 1,652,393 1,043,907 2,932,929 7,854,032 735,459 1,199,865 1,899,982 1,366,363 871,399 1,780,964
Hispanic 7,649,728 181,685 505,612 1,121,809 1,542,982 1,432,639 2,865,001 7,649,728 738,509 1,054,396 1,696,944 1,739,038 1,134,466 1,286,375
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,924,875 132,813 295,437 441,769 423,175 353,395 278,286 1,924,875 799,220 524,279 331,576 171,739 81,461 16,600
American Indian/Alaska Native 545,177 49,933 102,430 144,911 91,475 45,664 110,764 545,177 251,983 81,119 75,831 39,944 15,363 80,937
Total students enrolled, 2006 48,430,404 10,287,933 9,204,176 9,978,370 6,891,744 4,164,501 7,903,680 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 27,347,536 9,796,463 7,655,592 6,320,726 2,614,325 709,198 251,232 27,347,536 250,320 707,224 2,603,898 6,314,062 7,662,123 9,809,909
Minority 21,082,868 491,470 1,548,584 3,657,644 4,277,419 3,455,303 7,652,448
Black 8,275,666 155,744 540,244 1,499,391 1,725,076 1,167,149 3,188,062 8,275,666 860,667 1,395,172 1,996,139 1,419,113 871,982 1,732,593
Hispanic 9,938,381 183,775 587,440 1,433,226 1,928,013 1,830,633 3,975,294 9,938,381 854,191 1,343,881 2,124,521 2,326,375 1,595,158 1,694,255
Asian/Pacific Islander 2,279,868 110,441 321,727 562,243 510,165 405,255 370,037 2,279,868 938,203 624,914 372,685 222,123 99,394 22,549
American Indian/Alaska Native 588,953 41,510 99,173 162,784 114,165 52,266 119,055 588,953 276,079 86,056 86,725 42,682 20,038 77,373
Percent of students enrolled, 1995 100.0 32.7 18.4 18.6 12.3 6.5 11.5 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 100.0 48.5 23.7 18.3 7.3 1.7 0.5 100.0 0.5 1.7 7.3 18.2 23.7 48.6
Minority 100.0 3.6 8.7 19.2 21.5 15.1 31.8
Black 100.0 2.6 8.0 21.2 21.6 12.5 34.1 100.0 8.8 14.9 24.9 18.5 10.8 22.1
Hispanic 100.0 2.9 6.9 15.5 21.4 18.3 35.0 100.0 10.7 14.1 22.6 22.6 14.5 15.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 8.6 15.7 22.2 22.9 18.0 12.7 100.0 42.4 26.3 18.2 8.1 4.1 0.8
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 10.6 19.2 24.7 16.4 7.6 21.5 100.0 44.3 14.9 12.5 7.8 3.0 17.5
Percent of students enrolled, 2000 100.0 27.7 18.9 19.0 13.0 7.5 13.8 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 100.0 43.4 25.8 19.8 8.2 2.1 0.7 100.0 0.7 2.1 8.2 19.7 25.9 43.5
Minority 100.0 3.0 8.2 17.8 20.6 16.0 34.4
Black 100.0 2.3 7.1 18.9 21.0 13.3 37.3 100.0 9.4 15.3 24.2 17.4 11.1 22.7
Hispanic 100.0 2.4 6.6 14.7 20.2 18.7 37.5 100.0 9.7 13.8 22.2 22.7 14.8 16.8
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 6.9 15.3 23.0 22.0 18.4 14.5 100.0 41.5 27.2 17.2 8.9 4.2 0.9
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 9.2 18.8 26.6 16.8 8.4 20.3 100.0 46.2 14.9 13.9 7.3 2.8 14.8
Percent of students enrolled, 2006 100.0 21.2 19.0 20.6 14.2 8.6 16.3 †  †  †  †  †  †  † 
White 100.0 35.8 28.0 23.1 9.6 2.6 0.9 100.0 0.9 2.6 9.5 23.1 28.0 35.9
Minority 100.0 2.3 7.3 17.3 20.3 16.4 36.3
Black 100.0 1.9 6.5 18.1 20.8 14.1 38.5 100.0 10.4 16.9 24.1 17.1 10.5 20.9
Hispanic 100.0 1.8 5.9 14.4 19.4 18.4 40.0 100.0 8.6 13.5 21.4 23.4 16.1 17.0
Asian/Pacific Islander 100.0 4.8 14.1 24.7 22.4 17.8 16.2 100.0 41.2 27.4 16.3 9.7 4.4 1.0
American Indian/Alaska Native 100.0 7.0 16.8 27.6 19.4 8.9 20.2 100.0 46.9 14.6 14.7 7.2 3.4 13.1
† 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 1995 data for Idaho and 2000 data for Tennessee because racial/ethnic data were not reported. Race cate-gories 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," 1995–96, 2000–01, and 2006–07. (This table was prepared September 2008.)