Despite new charter school options and the usual torrent of bad publicity, Sept. 3 enrollment figures for the Little Rock School District are mildly encouraging against the yardsticks by which urban districts are traditionally judged.
This year: A tiny rise in total enrollment (from 25,666 in 2009 to 25,727 in 2010); a small rise in white enrollment (from 4,855 to 4,922); a decline in the district's percentage of black enrollment (from 69 to 67 percent). Hispanic enrollment is still climbing — to a near majority in at least one SWLR school. The new Roberts elementary is crammed with nearly 700 western Little Rock kids, with a heavy white majority.
Here's the the school-by-school spreadsheet.