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From The Houston Chronicle
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — School yearbooks tell the story.
Flip through the pages of San Antonio's John Jay High School annual, "Hoofprints," and the story of Texas schools over the past 50 years is illustrated in class portraits — an emerging majority-minority that has grown rapidly, and since 2000 has boomed.
In cities large and small, including urban centers like Dallas and Houston, and towns like Amarillo and Beaumont, the percentage of Anglo children is steadily shrinking. The average in most major cities is about 10 percent, and in cities like Brownsville and Laredo it's less than 1 percent.
At Northside ISD, San Antonio's largest district, Anglo enrollment has dipped from 38 percent to 19 percent.
Non-Hispanic white children are the minority in public schools, with Anglo enrollments in larger districts nearly vanishing and suburban schools following suit.
The group is on track to count for less than 30 percent of the state's 5 million public school students by 2013.