MREA has been actively engaged in better understanding how Minnesota schools can serve their growing American Indian student populations. MREA analyzed data and released two maps today showing the number of American Indian students by district and their percentage of total district population.
Where are AMI students across the state?
MREA’s analysis of the number of American Indian students by percentage of the total student population found that 10 percent of Minnesota school districts serve two-thirds of the American Indian students in the state.
Some key findings include:
- 68 percent of AMI students are in 34 districts
- AMI students are among the largest student populations in 7 Twin Cities districts and 2 Greater Minnesota districts
- 25 rural districts with over 10 percent AMI students have 7,587 AMI students
- 17 of these districts are MREA members, leading MREA to form the AMI Advisory Committee
View the interactive map showing American Indian students as percentage of total population in the district.
Where are American Indian students concentrated?
MREA’s analysis shows a high number of American Indian students in rural districts in Minnesota. Nearly half (43 percent) of all Minnesota’s American Indian students are in 25 rural districts with over 10 percent American Indian students per district.
Sixteen of these rural districts are MREA members, leading MREA to form the AMI Advisory Committee to address the specific needs of these students.
Statewide only 42 percent of American Indian students graduate, representing half the rate of white non-Hispanic students.
View the interactive map of the total number of American Indian students by district.