Escambia School District shrinking, especially white enrollment

January 24, 2012

The enrollment of the Escambia County Public School District has declined since the 2008-2009 school year from 40,921 to 40,495. Hispanic and other minority students rose by 1,714 students, 4,370 to 6,084. The African-American students declined by 662, but the biggest loss was in white students–a 7% drop from 21,602 to 20,124.

The School District must find out how to teach its minority students for the system to improve.

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  • jimbob January 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    oh come on guys – don’t let a few facts stand in the way of a good headline!

  • steve January 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Are whites having fewer children or moving out of Escambia county? Living in Santa Rosa and viewing the results recently posted giving a choice who would want their children educated in ESCAMbia county?

  • Greg January 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    So here’s a few questions about these numbers…

    1) Is the general decrease in enrollment due to a like decrease in population in the district? If so, is it just demographics or are people moving to Gulf Breeze, Pace, etc.?

    2) Is the decrease in white enrollment in public school causing a corresponding increase in private school enrollment?