I had the opportunity to view two of his class periods, an accelerated class and an ESOL class. Both of Mr. R’s classes, along with the school in its entirety, consisted of mostly Hispanics and ESOL students. Out of approximately 1,030 students, the demographics for Cross Keys High are as follows: 67% Hispanics, 16% African-American,13% Asian, 3% Caucasian, 1% Other. US News reports that Cross Keys High School is the “most culturally diverse high school in the state of Georgia with students from 65 countries who speak 75 different languages.” Out of Mr. R’s accelerated class of 23 students, there were three Blacks, one Indian, and the rest were Hispanics. Similarly, Mr.R’s ESOL class consisted of 13 students; only one Asian and twelve Hispanics.
SES is a Department of Defense Dependent School (DoDDS) located on Smith Barracks Army Post in Baumholder, Germany. It is one of one hundred sixty-six schools run by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The school serves military dependent children in grades Pre-K through fifth grade. The school has a current population of 456 students, however this is a highly transient community with student population fluctuating on a weekly basis. There are currently fifty-five fifth grade students (twenty-seven girls and twenty-eight boys) at SES split between two classroom teachers.
The story of the Little Rock Nine takes place in the Spring of 1957, and there were 517 African American students who lived in the Central High School District located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Although, eighty students took an interest in accompanying Central during the fall semester. These African American students had the opportunity to be interviewed by the Little Rock School Board. Out of the results of the interview, seventeen of the eighty African American students were eligible to attend Central High School. As the Central High School fall semester began, only nine of the seventeen students decided to attend Central High School.
Within the school, there is a total of 511 students in the whole school (school is from Kindergarten to 5th grade). Out of those 511 students 252 students are male and 259 are female. Also, 95% of the students are African American, 4% are multi- racial, 1% is American Indian, and there are 2 students that are Caucasian and 1 student that is Hispanic. 68 % of the students receive free and reduced lunches and 32% of the students receive regular lunches.
Class Size Survey There all colleges all over the world and students attend these colleges with high goals and important aspirations. These colleges have class sizes ranging from around four students in one small class to around three hundred students in a lecture class. Most high schools’ largest classrooms tend to have no more than thirty-five students per class. This is interesting because high schools have smaller classrooms, but yet some colleges have large classrooms. This brings the question of class size into play.
Admittedly, Hispanics are neither the only nor the first minority facing educational difficulties: achievement differences among ethnic groups have existed before and Latinos are definitely not the only group that has been afflicted by race inequality in education. (!) However, right now Latinos are the lowest performing population group regarding educational achievement in the United States (Gándara, Contreras 18). While 90 percent of whites, 85 percent of African-Americans, and 89 percent of Asian-Americans between the age of 25 and 64 have finished high school, only about 64 percent of Latino 25- to 64-year-olds have earned a high school diploma (Maxwell 2). Their postsecondary attainment not only lags behind the attainment of white but also of black and Asian students (Adams 1).
According to college professors roughly 42% of college students are not adequately prepared by their high schools to meet the rigor of college coursework (Center for College Readiness, 2015). SLIDE 4 - WARRANTS There is no doubt that a majority of high school graduates aspire to earn a college degree. However according to (Policy Report, 2013), only 68% of them enroll immediately in a four or two-year post-secondary institution after completing high school. Out of this low number that enroll in colleges, it is still observed that many fail to complete a degree. According to (Policy Report, 2013), only about 60% of students at four-year institutions complete a bachelor’s degree within 6 years of initially enrolling.
After the Little Rock Nine event segregation between schools had stopped. After the Little Rock Nine event Little Rock high school closed in 1958 instead of letting black students attend the school but then opened in 1959 to students of all race, district schools did the same. After the schools reopened 123 out of 7000 students were African Americans. Now in 2017 schools have 14% white students, 14% hispanic students and 68% black students. Before in the 1900s it was 27% white students and 1.7% black students.
Here are some interesting facts when it comes ethnicity and adoption. 56% of the nation 's children are non-hispanic white, and out of all adopted children only 37% are non-hispanic white (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). That is compared to 14% non-hispanic black children compared to 23% of all adopted children are non-hispanic black. Non-hispanic asians are 4% of all children, non-hispanic make up 15% of all adopted children. 20% of all children are Hispanic, but adopted children that are hispanic are only 15.