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South Pinellas schools continue to resegregate

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Many south Pinellas schools continue to resegregate along racial lines, with nine of 14 schools that were majority-black becoming more so this year, according to the district’s latest official counts. That's no surprise, given the return to neighborhood schools, but the numbers still reiterate how fast things have changed - and for some schools, how much more challenging things have become.

The percentage of black students this year moved from 86 percent to 90 percent at Fairmount Park Elementary, from 78 percent to 84 percent at Melrose Elementary and from 79 percent to 83 percent at Lakewood Elementary.

The biggest one-year jump came at Campbell Park Elementary, where the percentage of black students moved from 64 percent to 74 percent. In 2007, the percentage of black students at those schools was 61, 56, 59 and 47 percent, respectively. It was capped at 42 percent before that under the district's old choice plan.

School 2007 2008 2009 2010
Gibbs High 50 58 62 68
Lakewood High 48 53 56 58
Bay Point Middle 43 52 56 60
Hopkins Middle 43 49 56 59
Melrose ES 56 67 78 84
Lakewood ES 59 67 79 83
Campell Park ES 47 56 64 74
Fairmount Park ES 61 69 86 90
Maximo ES 58 66 75 80
Sanderlin ES 57 62 62 61
Woodlawn ES 38 42 60 60
Bear Creek ES 44 47 53 53
Gulfport ES 44 48 57 57
Jamerson ES 47 50 53 50

 

[Last modified: Monday, October 25, 2010 5:53pm]

    

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