Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Public School Minority Majority in 2016

Non-Hispanic whites will become a minority in the nation's public elementary and secondary schools in 2016, according to new school enrollment projections by the National Center for Education Statistics. In that year, non-Hispanic white children will be 49.6 percent of the 51 million students enrolled in public schools, down from the 51 percent majority today. Hispanics will account for 25.3 percent of students in 2016, blacks (alone) will be 15.6 percent of the total, Asians (alone) will be another 5.6 percent, students of two or more races 2.7 percent, and American Indians (alone) 1.2 percent.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Projections of Education Statistics to 2021

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