The percentage of minority students enrolled in Glendale Unified during 2009-10 increased to 43%, up from 41% the previous year, according to a recently released racial and ethnic survey.
"Demographics are changing, our minority population is up a couple of percentage points," Assistant Glendale Unified Supt. John Garcia said.
A report coming in March is considered by the district to be more important, though, since it will show which languages students are speaking at home — an important factor in determining programs for those learning English as a second language.
"It is interesting that the one we really concerned about are the number of children who need to learn the English language," school board member Mary Boger said. "That is certainly not reflected here. This idea that we are still parceling people out by race is just something we need to get on with."