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Student race/ethnicity

*This data display is designed for use by the Board and has been derived from data collected by OSPI. Please contact OSPI directly for official data or to answer any research questions that may be related to the data summary below.

New teachers working in districts with higher proportions of Black/African American, Native American, and/or Hispanic students are more likely to leave teaching.  However, there are a considerable number of districts that do not follow this trend, suggesting there are other, perhaps even more important, reasons new teachers leave Washington's public schools.


  1. Each point represents a WA school district
  2. Leaving data includes 2002-2003 through 2012-2013 academic years
  3. Demographic data is from 2012-2013
  4. Districts that had less than 10 new teachers were not included