isn't interested in giving its "Challenge"
awards to "selective"
high schools, (where the gifted students
are)but only in high schools that can take poor students and make them better.[America's Best High Schools: The Elites |Why the nation's most selective schools fall outside the NEWSWEEK list.
] As example of a selective high school, they mention the Bronx High School Of Science, which has a "richly talented, ethnically diverse"
student body—here is an actual chart of that
Source: NCES, 2008-2009
| Asian/Pacific Islander
| White, not Hispanic
| Hispanic or Latino
| Black, not Hispanic
| American Indian/Alaskan Native
You notice that you have to look at the key to see that Asians are represented by blue, et cetera. A more intuitive chart,using the same color palette, would look like this
The 4 percent black population is maroon, Hispanics in green, the rest is self- explanatory. The charts are produced automatically by the Greatschools computer. The first one has the URL http://www.greatschools.org/chart/pie.page?p=61_27_8_4_%3C1 I rearranged it to http://www.greatschools.org/chart/pie.page?p=%3C1_8_4_61_27 This final chart, based on the exact same figures, is one I made myself, with MS Paint(the red streak is a little iffy, because it's so thin):
Given that the categories are:
do you need a legend to tell you which color represents which? No, I didn't think so. So why is GreatSchools.net messing around with green and blue?