Elite public high schools for high-scoring students aren’t very diverse, reports Spencer Michels on PBS NewsHour.
It depends on how diversity is defined. San Francisco’s Lowell High School, which is 57 percent Asian, is 14 percent white. The school also is short on Latinos (10 percent) and blacks (2 percent).
District enrollment is 35 percent Asian-American (nearly all Chinese), 23 percent Latino, 11 percent white and 10 percent black. (There are lots of “other” and “decline to state.”)
Elite exam schools in Boston and New York City also are majority Asian.