K-12 enrollment by race/ethnicity, public schools

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Why This Indicator Matters

Disaggregated data is presented to provide a preliminary understanding of disparities by race and ethnicity. On its own, this data tells a limited story about the populations it represents. We encourage users of this data to engage with communities of color to develop a more accurate and meaningful understanding than these data allow.
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Definitions: Total students enrolled in K-12 public school system, disaggregated by racial/ethnic groups.

Data Source: Data for this measure come from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Data were retrieved on March 24, 2016 from October Enrollment Reports at http://www.k12.wa.us/dataadmin/.

Footnotes: Data last updated in March 2016 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

These data are from October 1 headcount enrollment numbers.

Race/ethnicity is self-reported by either students or parents/guardians. When students report more than one racial/ethnic categories, OSPI reports the category listed first. Therefore, the racial/ethnic categories are not mutually exclusive.

The sum of racial/ethnic categories may not add to exact 100% due to rounding.