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Cultural Diversity In School Staff Helps Students, Northwest Arkansas Schools Trying To Recruit More Minority Educators

Northwest Arkansas Schools Trying To Recruit More Minority Educators

Posted: April 26, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Fortenberry talks with Yoselyn Armas, 14, about the book she is reading at George Junior High School.

Edith Gonzalez said she's Hispanic and thinks having more teachers of her ethnicity in Northwest Arkansas schools could be a positive change.

By The Numbers (w/logo)

School Demographics

Staff means certified teachers and administrators, except for Bentonville which includes teacher aides. Some statistics came out as 0 percent in district calculations, but there may be a couple teachers or administrators in that category.

Bentonville (2013-14)

• Caucasian: students: 76 percent, staff: 77 percent

• Hispanic: students: 11 percent, staff: 11 percent

• African American: students: 3 percent, staff: 5 percent

• Native American: students: 1 percent, staff: 3 percent

• Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: students: 0 percent, staff: unknown

• Asian: students: 5 percent, staff: 2 percent

• Two or more ethnicities: students: 4 percent, staff: unknown

Springdale (2013-14)

• Caucasian: students: 39 percent, staff: 87 percent

• Hispanic: students: 45 percent, staff: 10 percent

• African American: students: 3 percent, staff: 1 percent

• Native American: students: 1 percent, staff: 1 percent

• Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: students: 10 percent, staff: 0 percent

• Asian: students: 2 percent, staff: 1 percent

Fayetteville (2013-14)

• Caucasian: students: 72 percent, staff: 94 percent

• Hispanic: students: 10 percent, staff: 1 percent

• African American: students: 12 percent, staff: 4 percent

• Native American: students: 1 percent, staff: 0 percent

• Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: students: 1 percent, staff: 0 percent

• Asian: students: 4 percent, staff: 0 percent

Rogers

• Data unavailable for 2013-14

Source: Staff Report

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