Stuck Schools Revisited: Beneath the Averages

This 2011 study looked at the role good schools play in student achievement. It notes that Maryland’s African American and Latino students attending high-performing schools did as well or better in reading than white students in other schools. However, that study also found only 7 percent of blacks and 12 percent of Hispanics were placed in top quintile of schools, versus 36 percent of the state’s white students.