It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! To help you learn more about this culture, we’ve put together a few facts. Read on, and check out more in the infographic below!
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the Hispanic school-age population will increase by 166% by 2050, while the non-Hispanic school-age population will grow by just 4% over this same time period. Hispanic kindergartners in public schools are overwhelmingly born in the U.S. (93%), compared with 86% of Hispanic students in grades 1 through 8 and 77% in high school.
Hispanics are currently the largest minority group in public schools in 22 states.
In 2014, 23% of elementary and 25% of high school students in the U.S. were Hispanic.