Definition: Percentage of responses by public school staff on the extent to which they agree that there is a lot of tension at their school between people of different cultures, races, or ethnicities, by type of school (e.g., in 2017-2019, 20.4% of responses by high school staff in California reported strong disagreement that there was a lot of racial/ethnic tension at their school).
Data Source: WestEd, California School Staff Survey. California Dept. of Education (Mar. 2021).
Footnote: Years presented comprise two school years (e.g., 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years are shown as 2017-2019). Data are unweighted. K-12 schools are classified according to the grade levels with greatest enrollment (e.g., schools with more students in the elementary grades than in the middle or high school grades are classified as elementary schools). Students in non-traditional programs are those enrolled in community day schools or continuation education. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because (a) there were fewer than 5 respondents in that group, or (b) the sample was too small to be representative. N/A means that data are not available.