Students enrolled in exceptional education program by race and Hispanic origin

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Definitions: The number of public school students enrolled in at least one of the identified exceptional student programs. Students with more than one exceptionality are counted only once by their primary exceptionality. Students participating in the gifted program are included in this count by race and Hispanic origin.

Race and Hispanic categories are as follows:
White, non-Hispanic - a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa;
Black, non-Hispanic - a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa;
Other race, non-Hispanic - a person choosing one of the following single race categories alone:

American Indian or Alaskan Native - a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment;
Asian - a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam;
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander - a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands;


Two or more races - a person having origins of two or more of the above listed racial categories.
Hispanic - A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, “Spanish origin” can be used in addition to “Hispanic or Latino”.

Data Source: Division of Accountability, Research and Measurement, PK-12 Education Information Services, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL

Footnotes: An asterisk (*) represents data that are suppressed due to confidentiality.