Education

Integration and Student Transfers

May 19, 2004 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

A report examining whether students are using the school choice mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act highlights these districts, where it says choice is helping to integrate schools by race and income.

District School
year
Number
of NCLB transfers
Percent
of
eligible
students
requesting
transfers
Percent
of
students
in sending schools
who are minorities
Percent
of
students
in sending schools
who are
low-income
Percent
of
students in receiving schools
who are minorities
Percent of students in receiving schools who
are low-income
Palm Beach County, Fla. 2003-
04
387 9.9 97-100 83-93 15-83 7-64
Alexan-dria, Va. 2003-
04
26 13. 5 85 78 46-66 26-36
Balti-more
County, Md.
2002-
03
93 5.1 a 96-98 52-55 5-89 2-44
2003-
04
93 7.1 96-98 52-55 5-66 2-31
Hamil-ton County, Tenn. 2003-
04
484 14.4 65-99 82-98 2-25 3-65
Tacoma,
Wash.
2001-
02
1,076 35.6 52-77 73-92 13-77 7-89
2002-
03
565 18.2 52-77 73-92 13-77 7-89
2003-
04
253 10.8 b 60-77 80-92 13-77 7-89
Fort Wayne, Ind. 2003-
04
81 5.5 65-80 82-92 26-50 34-69

a Of the 93 students transferring in 2002-2003, eight chose a school that was 89 percent minority and 44 percent low-income. The remaining transferees chose to attend schools ranging from 5 percent to 66 percent minority and 2 percent to 31 percent low-income.
b While declining percentages of students have been making choices each year, the assumption is that some students who elect to remain in their receiving schools do not repeat the choice process.

SOURCE: Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights, 2004.

A version of this article appeared in the May 19, 2004 edition of Education Week as Integration and Student Transfers

Events

Classroom Technology Webinar Building Better Blended Learning in K-12 Schools
The pandemic and the increasing use of technology in K-12 education it prompted has added renewed energy to the blended learning movement as most students are now learning in school buildings (and will likely continue

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: November 17, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Nearly a Million Kids Vaccinated in Week 1, White House Says
Experts say there are signs that it will be difficult to sustain the initial momentum.
4 min read
Leo Hahn, 11, gets the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Education How Schools Are Getting Kids the COVID Shot, and Why Some Aren’t
Some district leaders say offering vaccine clinics, with the involvement of trusted school staff, is key to helping overcome hesitancy.
5 min read
A girl walks outside of a mobile vaccine unit after getting the first dose of her COVID-19 vaccine, outside P.S. 277, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Education Biden Administration Urges Schools to Provide COVID-19 Shots, Information for Kids
The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host vaccine clinics for kids and information on benefits of the shots.
2 min read
President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)