Enrollment data shows change in school demographics

newsok.com - January 21, 2017 9:49 am

(Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – For the first time in state history, nonwhite students collectively make up the majority of total enrollment in Oklahoma public schools.
The Oklahoman reports that enrollment data released Thursday shows nonwhite students now account for 50.6 percent of the total enrollment. Nearly 700,000 students attend Oklahoma public schools.
White students continue to still be the state’s largest single ethnicity, however the overall white student population in Oklahoma declined by almost 4,000 students from the 2015-2016 school year. Hispanic enrollment, representing Oklahoma’s second largest single ethnicity, increased by more than 4,000.
Data shows Oklahoma City Public Schools remain the state’s largest school district, with nearly 46,000 students.

 

Latest Stories

Beaned Little League batter rises to console upset pitcher

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset...

US striker Daryl Dike out 2 months with muscle tear

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — West Bromwich Albion striker Daryl Dike will be sidelined for at...

Tulsa Police Arrest Man In “Largest Fentanyl Bust In Department History”

TULSA, Okla. –  Tulsa police arrested a man in what they call “the largest Fentanyl bust in...