Key Points

  • As of June 7, the proportion of black students attending districts with no option for in-person instruction was at 2%, compared to nearly 0% for white students. The difference was greater for Hispanic students: 3% have no in-person option.
  • Almost 0% of districts with majority white students lack an option for in-person instruction. This rate was higher in majority-black districts and majority-Hispanic districts at 6% and 4%, respectively. Majority-black and majority-Hispanic districts constitute a small portion of all districts—about one in 20 of all R2L districts are majority-black, and about one in ten are majority-Hispanic. These district differences contrast with student population percentages because just 26% of black students attend school in majority-black districts, and 47% of all Hispanic students attend school in majority-Hispanic districts.
  • It is important to note that R2L data only describe the reopening status of school district and do not capture differences in students actually attending school in person. So while a higher percentage of Black than Hispanic students attended districts with in person instruction in mid-March, actual participation in those offerings could still substantially differ across student groups.

Change in Instructional Status by Majority Race Districts

Unlike the charts above, these charts examine differences for small subsets of districts that have majority-Hispanic and majority-Black student populations. About 1 in 10 districts are majority-Hispanic districts, and 47% of Hispanic students in R2L data attend school in these districts. About 1 in 20 districts are majority-Black districts, and 26% of Black students in the R2L data attend school in these districts.

Percentage of Black, Hispanic, and White Students by District Instructional Status Over Time

Unlike all other charts on the R2L website, this chart displays data by percent of STUDENTS—not percent of districts.
Specifically, the percentages indicate the proportion all of the students of a given race in districts with a given instructional offering.
For example, as of May 17th, 2% of all Black students in the R2L data were in districts that were fully remote.