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School Dissatisfaction By Race and Ethnic Group

October 27, 1999 2 min read

Black Households | Hispanic Households | White Households

NOTE: Includes households with children from birth to age 16.
*The data do not permit separate analysis of these cities.
Black Households

Households Dissatisfied
With Public Schools

City Number Percent
Least Dissatisfied
Buffalo, N. Y. 1,100 8.80%
St. Louis 2,300 8.6
Dallas 3,200 8.3
Virginia Beach, Va. 600 7.3
Milwaukee 2,000 6.6
Sacramento, Calif. 500 6
Indianapolis 1,300 5.6
Norfolk, Va. 700 5.1
Tampa, Fla. 500 4.3
Fort Worth, Texas 600 3.9

Most Dissatisfied

Los Angeles-Long Beach* 18,300 33.20%
Oakland, Calif. 6,600 32.2
Philadelphia 22,500 24.3
Cleveland 5,800 21.5
Chicago 24,400 19.3
Detroit 20,000 18.3
Pittsburgh 2,000 17.2
New York 41,900 16.7
Oklahoma City 1,500 16.2
New Orleans 7,500 16
SOURCE: Carnevale and Desrochers (1999) analysis of the American Housing Survey, 1990- 1996.
NOTE: Includes households with children from birth to age 16.
*The data do not permit separate analysis of these cities.
Hispanic Households

Households Dissatisfied
With Public Schools

City Number Percent
Least Dissatisfied
Anaheim, Calif. 1,000 9.00%
Houston 5,000 8.9
Dallas 2,700 8.7
San Antonio 5,600 7.5
San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.* 1,300 6.8
Fort Worth, Texas 600 4.9
Hartford, Conn. 300 4.9
Riverside, Calif. 400 3.9
Santa Ana, Calif. 400 1.7
--- --- ---

Most Dissatisfied

Sacramento, Calif. 1,700 18.20%
New York 35,600 13.3
Los Angeles-Long Beach* 31,100 13.2
Denver 2,500 12.9
Miami 2,700 12.8
Chicago 7,800 12.2
San Jose, Calif. 3,100 12
San Diego 3,200 11.6
Phoenix 3,700 11.5
Oklahoma City 600 9.1
SOURCE: Carnevale and Desrochers (1999) analysis of the American Housing Survey, 1990- 1996.
NOTE: Includes households with children from birth to age 16.
*The data do not permit separate analysis of these cities.
White Households

Households Dissatisfied
With Public Schools

City Number Percent
Least Dissatisfied
San Jose, Calif. 5,800 15.60%
Oklahoma City 5,800 15.5
San Antonio 4,900 14.5
Sunnyvale, Calif. 900 14.5
San Diego 7,000 12.6
Mesa, Ariz. 3,700 11.3
Tampa, Fla. 1,600 9.9
Salt Lake City 1,200 9.6
Virginia Beach, Va. 3,400 8.9
Riverside, Calif. 1,000 8.4

Most Dissatisfied

Cleveland 11,000 54.70%
Chicago 27,200 39.7
New Orleans 3,300 39.4
Birmingham, Ala. 2,200 38.5
Cincinnati, Ohio 7,100 37.7
Memphis, Tenn. 6,100 35.1
Philadelphia 18,400 31.9
Milwaukee 9,000 31.5
Dallas 12,100 30.8
Los Angeles-Long Beach* 37,400 30.6
SOURCE: Carnevale and Desrochers (1999) analysis of the American Housing Survey, 1990- 1996.

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