Latinos in Elementary Education
Population: In 2006, Hispanics represented 9% of children 5-14 years of age.
Enrollment: Hispanic representation in public schools is increasing. In 2006, Hispanic students represented 20% of public school enrollment, up from 11% in 1986 and 6% percent in 1972.
Educational Preparation and Achievement: Hispanic students consistently perform below some of their peers in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Teachers: While Hispanic students represent 20% of all public school students in the United States, only 5% of public school teachers are Hispanic.
- K to 12