Minneapolis and St. Paul public elementary schools have returned to levels of segregation not seen since the early 1980s, while suburban schools are more diverse than ever before, according to a Star Tribune analysis of enrollment data for public elementary schools in the 7-county metro.
Segregation in this case is defined as schools that are 80 percent or more minority or 80 percent or more white.
Note: Inner-ring suburban schools are those that are located inside the I-694/I-494 beltway. This analysis includes data for public school districts in Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, Anoka, Carver and Scott counties.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education