How diverse are your school system's teachers?
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How diverse are your school system's teachers?

Posted January 24, 2019 2:47 p.m. EST
Updated January 24, 2019 9:50 p.m. EST

— WRAL News analyzed data showing the race and gender of nearly 100,000 teachers and 1.4 million students in North Carolina's 115 public school systems. Eleven school districts in the state had no Hispanic teachers last school year, and eight school systems had no black teachers. One district had no teachers of color at all.

The lack of teacher diversity was especially noticeable in rural school systems. But even in larger school districts, which have more racial diversity among students, teachers still tended to be predominantly white and female.


How diverse are your school system’s teachers?

Search for your school system below to find out how diverse the teachers were compared with students during the 2017-18 school year. Plus, see how your school system compares with other similar school districts across the state.

 

White students to White teachers
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There were   white students for every white teacher in this district during the 2017-2018 school year.

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That's compared to all districts statewide, where there were   white students for every white teacher.

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Black students to Black teachers
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There were   black students for every black teacher in   in 2017-2018.

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Statewide, there were   black students for every black teacher in all districts.

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Hispanic students to Hispanic teachers
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There were   Hispanic students to every Hispanic teacher in   in 2017-2018.

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For all districts across the state, there were   Hispanic students to every Hispanic teacher.

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SOURCES & METHODOLOGY: WRAL News analyzed student and teacher demographic data for all 115 school districts in North Carolina from the 2017-18 school year. Teacher demographic data is hand-entered by school districts and submitted to the state Department of Public Instruction. The teacher data only include full-time employees who work 35-plus hours as elementary, secondary or "other" teachers. Other teachers include special education, art, music, band, physical education, etc. Teacher assistants were not included in the analysis.

Interactive by Tyler Dukes // Analysis by Kelly Hinchcliffe and Jason Eder