Schools across Syracuse area 13th most segregated by race in the nation
(CNY Central | May 20, 2022) A new study of school segregation shows public school districts across the Syracuse metro area are the 13th most segregated by race in the country.
The Century Foundation just published new data showing the Syracuse area just behind Chicago-Evanston, Illinois and just ahead of Flint, Michigan. Newark, New Jersey and Gary, Indiana lead the list for most segregated when comparing White to Black students.
The study compares 200 schools that educate more than 100,000 students across Onondaga, Oswego and Madison Counties. 93.7% of the segregation is seen when comparing public school districts to each other. The highest measurement of this Segregation Index comes when a school has either all White or all Black students …
“Syracuse is more segregated than it was because of issues of white flight and economic disparity.”
… “Syracuse is like many other cities in the northeast that have maintained segregation by housing, by ethnicity as we see the growth of suburbs that have become whiter and more distant from the city,” explained Dr. George Theoharis of Syracuse University. “Syracuse is more segregated than it was because of issues of white flight and economic disparity.”