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Hispanics, Blacks, and Asians added to “Melting Pot,” but it’s not being Stirred

Hispanics, Blacks, and Asians added to “Melting Pot,” but it’s not being Stirred

There´s more Latino, Asian and black students attending suburban public schools, but that doesn´t mean they are being integrated with others, according to a new report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

Despite the sharp rise in the racial and ethnic diversity of suburban district enrollments overall, there has been only a modest increase in the racial and ethnic diversity of student populations at the level of the individual suburban school according to the study.

So, who’s the fast growing minority­? Of course, los Latinos! They have nearly doubled their share of suburban school district enrollment-to 20% in 2006-07, from 11% in 1993-94.

Suburban Hispanic students are increasingly attending schools whose student bodies have a high percentage of Hispanics. In 2006-07, the typical suburban Hispanic student attended a school that was 49% Latino, up from 42% Latino in 1993-94. By contrast, there was little change during this period in the levels of racial isolation of black and Asian suburban students. In 2006-07.

Which suburban school has the highest Hispanic segregation in the country? Which one has the fasted-growing Latino population?

Most Segregated

1. Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadway 89, part of the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI metro area.

2. Dekalb County, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA

3. Lennox Elementary, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

Fastest-growing

1. Minooka CCSD 201, part of the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI metro area.

2. Loudon Country School District, Knoxville, TN

3. Shakopee Public School District, Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Check out the complete study.

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