A New Majority in K-12
The 2014-15 academic year is projected to be the first in which African-American, Asian, Latino, and Native American students together will outnumber non- Hispanic whites in K-12 public schools. Growth in the Hispanic population is expected to propel the trend of a rising share of nonwhite students through the next decade.
Related: View our entire story package on the changing demographics of America’s schools.
New District Demographics
School districts representing every region of the nation have transitioned to majority nonwhite in recent years, but the nature of the demographic shifts varies community to community.
ABERDEEN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Became majority nonwhite in 2009
2011 Enrollment: 823
DENISON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Became majority nonwhite in 2008
2011 Enrollment: 2,108
Became majority nonwhite in 2007
2011 Enrollment: 9,619
Became majority nonwhite in 2011
2011 Enrollment: 10,658
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