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Table 216.50. Number and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary school students, by percentage of minority enrollment in the school and student's racial/ethnic group: Selected years, fall 1995 through fall 2019
Year and racial/ethnic group Number of students in racial/ethnic group, by percent minority enrollment in the school Percentage distribution of students in racial/ethnic group, by percent minority enrollment in the school
Total Less than 10 percent 10 to 24 percent 25 to 49 percent 50 to 74 percent 75 to 89 percent 90 percent or more Total Less than 10 percent 10 to 24 percent 25 to 49 percent 50 to 74 percent 75 to 89 percent 90 percent or more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Total, 19951 44,424,467 14,508,573 8,182,484 8,261,110 5,467,784 2,876,302 5,128,214 100.0 32.7 18.4 18.6 12.3 6.5 11.5
White 28,736,961 13,939,633 6,812,196 5,246,785 2,094,440 499,884 144,023 100.0 48.5 23.7 18.3 7.3 1.7 0.5
Minority 15,687,506 568,940 1,370,288 3,014,325 3,373,344 2,376,418 4,984,191 100.0 3.6 8.7 19.2 21.5 15.1 31.8
Black 7,510,678 198,386 598,716 1,588,850 1,622,448 941,335 2,560,943 100.0 2.6 8.0 21.2 21.6 12.5 34.1
Hispanic 6,016,293 174,140 415,761 932,949 1,289,184 1,099,109 2,105,150 100.0 2.9 6.9 15.5 21.4 18.3 35.0
Asian/Pacific
    Islander
1,656,787 142,886 259,335 367,888 379,110 297,680 209,888 100.0 8.6 15.7 22.2 22.9 18.0 12.7
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
503,748 53,528 96,476 124,638 82,602 38,294 108,210 100.0 10.6 19.2 24.7 16.4 7.6 21.5

Total, 20002
46,120,425 12,761,478 8,736,252 8,760,300 6,013,131 3,472,083 6,377,181 100.0 27.7 18.9 19.0 13.0 7.5 13.8
White 28,146,613 12,218,862 7,271,285 5,566,681 2,303,106 596,478 190,201 100.0 43.4 25.8 19.8 8.2 2.1 0.7
Minority 17,973,812 542,616 1,464,967 3,193,619 3,710,025 2,875,605 6,186,980 100.0 3.0 8.2 17.8 20.6 16.0 34.4
Black 7,854,032 178,185 561,488 1,485,130 1,652,393 1,043,907 2,932,929 100.0 2.3 7.1 18.9 21.0 13.3 37.3
Hispanic 7,649,728 181,685 505,612 1,121,809 1,542,982 1,432,639 2,865,001 100.0 2.4 6.6 14.7 20.2 18.7 37.5
Asian/Pacific
    Islander
1,924,875 132,813 295,437 441,769 423,175 353,395 278,286 100.0 6.9 15.3 23.0 22.0 18.4 14.5
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
545,177 49,933 102,430 144,911 91,475 45,664 110,764 100.0 9.2 18.8 26.6 16.8 8.4 20.3

Total, 2005
48,584,980 10,711,307 9,283,783 9,865,121 6,839,850 4,149,802 7,735,117 100.0 22.0 19.1 20.3 14.1 8.5 15.9
White 27,742,612 10,208,608 7,720,632 6,259,485 2,604,846 707,603 241,438 100.0 36.8 27.8 22.6 9.4 2.6 0.9
Minority 20,842,368 502,699 1,563,151 3,605,636 4,235,004 3,442,199 7,493,679 100.0 2.4 7.5 17.3 20.3 16.5 36.0
Black 8,366,722 162,455 560,928 1,513,020 1,752,207 1,176,649 3,201,463 100.0 1.9 6.7 18.1 20.9 14.1 38.3
Hispanic 9,638,712 182,039 581,533 1,388,496 1,873,877 1,803,567 3,809,200 100.0 1.9 6.0 14.4 19.4 18.7 39.5
Asian/Pacific
    Islander
2,242,628 115,084 319,524 543,952 496,515 406,788 360,765 100.0 5.1 14.2 24.3 22.1 18.1 16.1
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
594,306 43,121 101,166 160,168 112,405 55,195 122,251 100.0 7.3 17.0 27.0 18.9 9.3 20.6

Total, 2010
49,125,980 7,391,137 9,169,948 11,213,594 7,888,300 4,708,632 8,754,369 100.0 15.0 18.7 22.8 16.1 9.6 17.8
White 25,768,637 6,983,628 7,608,124 7,083,763 2,998,118 806,787 288,217 100.0 27.1 29.5 27.5 11.6 3.1 1.1
Minority 23,357,343 407,509 1,561,824 4,129,831 4,890,182 3,901,845 8,466,152 100.0 1.7 6.7 17.7 20.9 16.7 36.2
Black 7,853,185 95,106 415,244 1,330,941 1,693,787 1,233,409 3,084,698 100.0 1.2 5.3 16.9 21.6 15.7 39.3
Hispanic 11,342,324 142,902 582,797 1,651,153 2,233,725 2,059,882 4,671,865 100.0 1.3 5.1 14.6 19.7 18.2 41.2
Asian 2,276,823 63,967 259,686 584,684 551,083 389,958 427,445 100.0 2.8 11.4 25.7 24.2 17.1 18.8
Pacific Islander 169,344 4,955 13,764 27,445 32,156 41,582 49,442 100.0 2.9 8.1 16.2 19.0 24.6 29.2
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
560,409 26,049 77,914 157,175 116,728 58,442 124,101 100.0 4.6 13.9 28.0 20.8 10.4 22.1
Two or more races 1,155,258 74,530 212,419 378,433 262,703 118,572 108,601 100.0 6.5 18.4 32.8 22.7 10.3 9.4

Total, 2015
50,115,178 5,396,946 8,879,198 11,705,331 9,039,153 5,397,826 9,696,724 100.0 10.8 17.7 23.4 18.0 10.8 19.3
White 24,505,632 5,072,523 7,350,271 7,372,017 3,444,117 927,072 339,632 100.0 20.7 30.0 30.1 14.1 3.8 1.4
Minority 25,609,546 324,423 1,528,927 4,333,314 5,595,036 4,470,754 9,357,092 100.0 1.3 6.0 16.9 21.8 17.5 36.5
Black 7,731,426 57,618 326,861 1,195,388 1,705,877 1,334,427 3,111,255 100.0 0.7 4.2 15.5 22.1 17.3 40.2
Hispanic 12,982,345 121,565 612,478 1,800,949 2,628,585 2,392,367 5,426,401 100.0 0.9 4.7 13.9 20.2 18.4 41.8
Asian 2,504,848 38,098 222,680 606,969 685,774 458,658 492,669 100.0 1.5 8.9 24.2 27.4 18.3 19.7
Pacific Islander 175,646 3,654 13,358 28,769 37,209 36,554 56,102 100.0 2.1 7.6 16.4 21.2 20.8 31.9
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
504,365 15,229 54,626 136,002 109,499 58,998 130,011 100.0 3.0 10.8 27.0 21.7 11.7 25.8
Two or more races 1,710,916 88,259 298,924 565,237 428,092 189,750 140,654 100.0 5.2 17.5 33.0 25.0 11.1 8.2

Total, 2016
50,274,747 5,022,678 8,774,358 11,786,119 9,298,054 5,573,066 9,820,472 100.0 10.0 17.5 23.4 18.5 11.1 19.5
White 24,237,835 4,718,110 7,259,945 7,417,761 3,541,807 953,713 346,499 100.0 19.5 30.0 30.6 14.6 3.9 1.4
Minority 26,036,912 304,568 1,514,413 4,368,358 5,756,247 4,619,353 9,473,973 100.0 1.2 5.8 16.8 22.1 17.7 36.4
Black 7,698,283 51,649 309,819 1,168,994 1,714,844 1,360,977 3,092,000 100.0 0.7 4.0 15.2 22.3 17.7 40.2
Hispanic 13,262,558 114,844 615,713 1,823,154 2,708,043 2,475,126 5,525,678 100.0 0.9 4.6 13.7 20.4 18.7 41.7
Asian 2,560,906 32,890 213,564 612,963 720,640 472,524 508,325 100.0 1.3 8.3 23.9 28.1 18.5 19.8
Pacific Islander 183,415 3,708 13,567 29,378 38,580 38,780 59,402 100.0 2.0 7.4 16.0 21.0 21.1 32.4
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
502,152 13,441 51,288 133,381 108,048 62,795 133,199 100.0 2.7 10.2 26.6 21.5 12.5 26.5
Two or more races 1,829,598 88,036 310,462 600,488 466,092 209,151 155,369 100.0 4.8 17.0 32.8 25.5 11.4 8.5

Total, 2017
50,330,241 4,721,887 8,591,274 11,880,887 9,541,134 5,696,069 9,898,990 100.0 9.4 17.1 23.6 19.0 11.3 19.7
White 23,976,394 4,432,804 7,106,209 7,478,286 3,630,789 975,815 352,491 100.0 18.5 29.6 31.2 15.1 4.1 1.5
Minority 26,353,847 289,083 1,485,065 4,402,601 5,910,345 4,720,254 9,546,499 100.0 1.1 5.6 16.7 22.4 17.9 36.2
Black 7,657,704 46,803 293,409 1,147,199 1,724,050 1,371,883 3,074,360 100.0 0.6 3.8 15.0 22.5 17.9 40.1
Hispanic 13,461,088 110,151 609,252 1,850,857 2,772,521 2,519,689 5,598,618 100.0 0.8 4.5 13.7 20.6 18.7 41.6
Asian 2,619,963 29,465 200,698 615,105 756,748 499,451 518,496 100.0 1.1 7.7 23.5 28.9 19.1 19.8
Pacific Islander 183,919 3,479 13,333 29,568 39,929 39,258 58,352 100.0 1.9 7.2 16.1 21.7 21.3 31.7
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
490,714 11,993 47,979 129,037 108,045 63,294 130,366 100.0 2.4 9.8 26.3 22.0 12.9 26.6
Two or more races 1,940,459 87,192 320,394 630,835 509,052 226,679 166,307 100.0 4.5 16.5 32.5 26.2 11.7 8.6

Total, 2018
50,330,883 4,439,701 8,434,165 11,902,032 9,722,595 5,862,497 9,969,893 100.0 8.8 16.8 23.6 19.3 11.6 19.8
White 23,694,427 4,165,409 6,973,973 7,483,994 3,703,742 1,007,788 359,521 100.0 17.6 29.4 31.6 15.6 4.3 1.5
Minority 26,636,456 274,292 1,460,192 4,418,038 6,018,853 4,854,709 9,610,372 100.0 1.0 5.5 16.6 22.6 18.2 36.1
Black 7,614,701 42,291 274,656 1,124,135 1,713,682 1,395,701 3,064,236 100.0 0.6 3.6 14.8 22.5 18.3 40.2
Hispanic 13,659,041 103,871 606,469 1,864,899 2,838,243 2,589,328 5,656,231 100.0 0.8 4.4 13.7 20.8 19.0 41.4
Asian 2,656,165 26,683 190,870 612,502 777,097 522,491 526,522 100.0 1.0 7.2 23.1 29.3 19.7 19.8
Pacific Islander 184,615 3,249 13,337 29,368 39,612 40,950 58,099 100.0 1.8 7.2 15.9 21.5 22.2 31.5
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
484,876 11,092 46,037 126,434 107,587 62,741 130,985 100.0 2.3 9.5 26.1 22.2 12.9 27.0
Two or more races 2,037,058 87,106 328,823 660,700 542,632 243,498 174,299 100.0 4.3 16.1 32.4 26.6 12.0 8.6

Total, 2019
50,437,821 4,151,595 8,236,836 11,978,540 9,994,390 6,011,014 10,065,446 100.0 8.2 16.3 23.7 19.8 11.9 20.0
White 23,428,939 3,892,077 6,808,264 7,532,645 3,801,324 1,031,127 363,502 100.0 16.6 29.1 32.2 16.2 4.4 1.6
Minority 27,008,882 259,518 1,428,572 4,445,895 6,193,066 4,979,887 9,701,944 100.0 1.0 5.3 16.5 22.9 18.4 35.9
Black 7,553,341 38,408 255,815 1,088,480 1,732,456 1,398,004 3,040,178 100.0 0.5 3.4 14.4 22.9 18.5 40.2
Hispanic 13,936,546 99,053 599,463 1,894,034 2,916,508 2,683,359 5,744,129 100.0 0.7 4.3 13.6 20.9 19.3 41.2
Asian 2,682,012 23,668 176,420 607,631 802,554 534,138 537,601 100.0 0.9 6.6 22.7 29.9 19.9 20.0
Pacific Islander 184,239 2,956 12,896 29,054 40,288 40,344 58,701 100.0 1.6 7.0 15.8 21.9 21.9 31.9
American Indian/
    Alaska Native
475,440 9,798 43,305 122,437 108,329 61,638 129,933 100.0 2.1 9.1 25.8 22.8 13.0 27.3
Two or more races 2,177,304 85,635 340,673 704,259 592,931 262,404 191,402 100.0 3.9 15.6 32.3 27.2 12.1 8.8
1 Excludes data for Idaho because racial/ethnic data were not reported.
2 Excludes data for Tennessee because racial/ethnic data were not reported.
NOTE: Data in this table represent the 50 states and the District of Columbia. 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. 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," 1995-96 through 2019-20. (This table was prepared September 2021.)

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