Civil Rights Statistics are compiled each October for students in grades K–12. They consist of student race as self-reported by each student’s family. The statistics are broken down by school (Table 1) and for the division (Table 2).
Starting in 2010-11, the U.S. Department of Education required that school districts change the collection and reporting of student race and ethnicity information. Schools now ask families to designate two pieces of information: (1) their student’s ethnicity as Hispanic or non-Hispanic, and (2) race as one or more of the following categories: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and White. Students whose ethnicity is Hispanic are reported as Hispanic. Students whose ethnicity is non-Hispanic are reported as the race designated. If more than once race is indicated, a student’s race is reported as “Multiple”.