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The changing demographics of Miami-Dade schools

The courts, during their supervision of Miami-Dade's demographics, defined schools as being segregated when 85 percent or more of the student body was black. Court supervision ended in 2001, but today dozens of schools are still racially or ethnically "isolated." Related story →

District-wide enrollment demographics

The student body in Miami-Dade County has become increasingly more Hispanic and enrollment has decreased slightly since the '01-02 school year.

Year
Breakdown
Total
'88-89
268,000
'01-02
374,000
'13-14
355,000

School-by-school demographics

Of the 460 schools in Miami-Dade County, 214 are considered "isolated," with more than 85 percent of the student body belonging to a single race or ethnicity. Of those schools, 45 were mostly African American or Caribbean black and 169 were predominantly Hispanic.

Use this interactive map to explore the demographics of your neighborhood school.

Schools where 85% or more of the student body is Black or Hispanic in 2013-14 school year

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    Note Some schools, like online schools, may not be shown on map due to a lack of a physical location. This analysis excluded some special programs, vocational and alternative schools Sources Miami Herald analysis of data compiled by Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the National Center for Education Statistics Produced by Lazaro Gamio