A new report has found the neighborhoods in Seattle with the most high school students are among the least likely to have a diverse population.
The Seattle Public Schools have a higher than average percentage of students who are non-white and ethnic minority, according to the report, which was released on Thursday.
It found that the schools that are most diverse are located in Chinatown and the Ballard neighborhood, the study said.
The study focused on Asian, black, white and Hispanic students in public schools in the city, but it also included students who were from other ethnic groups in elementary, middle and high school.
It also looked at students from different racial and ethnic groups, including students from low-income and middle-income families, who are considered underrepresented in higher education.
The findings are among several released Thursday by the Seattle Department of Education and the University of Washington, which are part of a new initiative to provide students with the information and support they need to navigate the new school climate.
The report found that students from all ethnic backgrounds make up a majority of Seattle’s elementary and middle school students.
About half of students in those schools were Asian and Asian-Pacific Islander.
About three-quarters of the students who attended high schools in Chinatown were white.
The percentage of Asian students in Seattle public schools was about 12 percent, the report found.
The high school population of Chinatown students, for example, is almost 40 percent white, compared to less than 7 percent of the school population overall.
The schools with the highest proportion of students with a minority background were in Ballard, where students made up 20 percent of students, and in Seattle Heights, where the percentage was nearly 8 percent.
Those schools had the highest percentage of non-Hispanic white students.
The school district says the new analysis is based on a nationally representative sample and is not representative of all schools in King County.
It said the new data will help the district better understand the demographics of the neighborhoods and schools, and the ways the district is addressing issues of diversity.