Racial, ethnic look at US public school students

The Associated Press

This year, for the first time, there will be more minority students than white students in the U.S. public school system, according to federal government projections. A look at how the numbers break down for public schools from 2014-19, according to the projections from the National Center for Education Statistics:

2014 school year:

–White students: 24,766,000 (49.8 percent)

–Black students: 7,675,000 (15.4 percent)

–Hispanic students: 12,814,000 (25.8 percent)

–Asian/Pacific Islander students: 2,565,000 (5.2 percent)

–American Indian/Alaska Native students: 526,000 (1.1 percent)

–Biracial students: 1,405,000 (2.8 percent)

2015 school year:

–White students: 24,497,000 (49.2 percent)

–Black students: 7,638,000 (15.3 percent)

–Hispanic students: 13,148,000 (26.4 percent)

–Asian/Pacific Islander students: 2,587,000 (5.2 percent)

–American Indian/Alaska Native students: 522,000 (1 percent)

–Biracial students: 1,448,000 (2.9 percent)

2016 school year:

–White students: 24,250,000 (48.5 percent)

–Black students: 7,597,000 (15.2 percent)

–Hispanic students: 13,481,000 (27 percent)

–Asian/Pacific Islander students: 2,613,000 (5.2 percent)

–American Indian/Alaska Native students: 516,000 (1 percent)

–Biracial students: 1,494,000 (3 percent)

2017 school year

–White students: 24,108,000 (47.9 percent)

–Black students: 7,611,000 (15.1 percent)

–Hispanic students: 13,854,000 (27.6 percent)

–Asian/Pacific Islander students: 2,651,000 (5.3 percent)

–American Indian/Alaska Native students: 513,000 (1 percent)

–Biracial students: 1,543,000 (3.1 percent)

2018 school year

–White students: 23,952,000 (47.4 percent)

–Black students: 7,618,000 (15.1 percent)

–Hispanic students: 14,188,000 (28.1 percent)

–Asian/Pacific Islander students: 2,681,000 (5.3 percent)

–American Indian/Alaska Native students: 511,000 (1 percent)

–Biracial students: 1,592,000 (3.2 percent)

2019 school year

–White students: 23,818,000 (46.9 percent)

–Black students: 7,642,000 (15.0 percent)

–Hispanic students: 14,506,000 (28.5 percent)

–Asian/Pacific Islander students: 2,717,000 (5.3 percent)

–American Indian/Alaska Native students: 510,000 (1 percent)

–Biracial students: 1,643,000 (3.2 percent)

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Online:

National Center for Education Statistics racial and ethnic historical trends: http://tinyurl.com/no8w9mk

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