In the 2010-11 school year 6,415 of OUSD's 37,527 students were African American boys (17%). The number and percentage of Black boys in the district has declined slightly since 2005-06, when African American male enrollment was 7,818 (20%).
In 2010-11, African American male students made up a greater percentage of students in the upper grades, and a smaller percentage of students in elementary school.
Improving outcomes for African American boys will be a critical part of achieving OUSD's goals for all students, since they are such a large proportion of OUSD students.
K-12 Enrollment of African American Males Compared with Overall OUSD K-12 Enrollment:
2005-06 to 2009-10
African American Males as Percentage of Students in Grade, OUSD: 2010-11