Creating Opportunities or Settling for Inequities? Two Decades of Change in Maryland’s Public Schools (11.13.14)

Gail L. Sunderman & Justin Dayhoff

Since 1990, Maryland has undergone substantial changes in the racial and socio-economic composition of its public schools. Statewide, White students are no longer a majority and the proportion of low-income students has doubled to 40.1% in 2010. Tracking demographic changes in public school enrollment between 1990 and 2010, this report also finds that schools are becoming more segregated by race and that the concentration of low-income students in schools is increasing. Appendices provide detailed data and figures that show these trends by school district.


Policy Report: Creating Opportunities or Settling for Inequities? Two Decades of Change in Maryland’s Public Schools


Maryland Equity Project Releases Report on Public School Enrollment in Maryland (11.13.14)


News Release: Maryland Equity Project Releases Report on Public School Enrollment in Maryland