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About Our Region

Educators in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina face many challenges and opportunities. The REL Southeast region's schools are located in diverse settings and face high poverty, growing populations of English learners, and low graduation rates. The states in the region are committed to meeting the challenge of higher student standards.

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Students
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744,164
Schools
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1,350
Local Education Agencies
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134
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51.8%
English Learners
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2.4%
Special Education
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11.1%
Graduation Rates
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74.2%
Student Urbanicity
Student Race/Ethnicity

White
32.9%
Black
48.7%
Hispanic
11.2%
Asian
2%
Pacific Islander
0.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
0.4%
Two or more races
4.6%
Students
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2,756,944
Schools
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3,993
Local Education Agencies
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67
Free & Reduced Price Lunch
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58.4%
English Learners
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9.2%
Special Education
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13.2%
Graduation Rates
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75.8%
Student Urbanicity
Student Race/Ethnicity

White
40.2%
Black
22.7%
Hispanic
30.7%
Asian
2.6%
Pacific Islander
0.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
0.3%
Two or more races
3.3%
Students
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1,744,437
Schools
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2,295
Local Education Agencies
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180
Free & Reduced Price Lunch
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62.4%
English Learners
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5.7%
Special Education
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11.2%
Graduation Rates
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70.5%
Student Urbanicity
Student Race/Ethnicity

White
41.8%
Black
36.9%
Hispanic
14%
Asian
3.6%
Pacific Islander
0.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
0.2%
Two or more races
3.3%
Students
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490,917
Schools
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913
Local Education Agencies
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146
Free & Reduced Price Lunch
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73.7%
English Learners
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1.6%
Special Education
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13.5%
Graduation Rates
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68.4%
Student Urbanicity
Student Race/Ethnicity

White
45.2%
Black
49.4%
Hispanic
3.2%
Asian
1%
Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian/Alaska Native
0.2%
Two or more races
1%
Students
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1,548,895
Schools
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2,586
Local Education Agencies
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115
Free & Reduced Price Lunch
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57.2%
English Learners
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6.3%
Special Education
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12.7%
Graduation Rates
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80.5%
Student Urbanicity
Student Race/Ethnicity

White
50.7%
Black
26%
Hispanic
15.4%
Asian
2.9%
Pacific Islander
0.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1.3%
Two or more races
3.6%
Students
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756,523
Schools
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1,200
Local Education Agencies
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84
Free & Reduced Price Lunch
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55.9%
English Learners
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5.7%
Special Education
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13.1%
Graduation Rates
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74.2%
Student Urbanicity
Student Race/Ethnicity

White
52.1%
Black
34.89%
Hispanic
8%
Asian
1.4%
Pacific Islander
0.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
0.3%
Two or more races
3.3%