Hamilton County students come from all over
Fifteen years ago, fewer than 500 Hispanic or Latino students attended school in Hamilton County, according to school system records. Now more than 3,700 are enrolled.
Friday, May 16th 2014, 8:06 AM EDT
It's not just black and white anymore.
In Hamilton County Schools, the makeup of classrooms is changing rapidly. While the share of black students hasn't changed in 15 years, the number of minority students is booming.
No longer do teachers look out and see almost exclusively African-Americans and Caucasians. There are now students from Bosnia, South Sudan and Vietnam, among dozens of other nations. But much of the change is driven by Hispanic and Latino students.
In 2000, the school district was about 65% white. Now it's 58% white.
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