September 10, 2008

Hispanic Student Growth

60%

The increase in Hispanic students in the nation’s public schools accounts for 60% of the total growth in public school enrollment from 1990 to 2006.

In 1990, just one-in-eight public school students were Hispanic, but strong growth in the Hispanic population has led to one-in-five public school students in the nation being Latino students as of 2006. This population growth accounts for 60% of the total growth in public school enrolments over that time period. With strong growth in the Hispanic population expected to continue, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that in 2050 there will be more school-age Hispanic children than school-age non-Hispanic white children. The bureau projects that the Hispanic school-age population will increase by 166% by 2050, while the non-Hispanic white population will increase by 4%. Read More