2014-15 Race/Ethnicity and Gender Staffing Report

The State Website doesn’t have the 2015/2016 current numbers but these are last years numbers 2014/2015 regarding Staff in the Public Schools in Lowell.

Lowell High School doesn’t have a diversity issue – The ENTIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT has a diversity issue! Over 88% of the staff in Lowell is white. This does not come close to reflecting the population of the student body or the city.

According to the available data on DESE (the State) website – Lowell has 1,752.2 full time employees of that

1,576.9 of them are White
87.5 Hispanic
57.3 Asian
21.5 African American
2.0 Native American
4.00 Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
3.00 Multi -Race

1,407.4 are Female / 344.8 are Male

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LHS Staff Numbers

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The rest of the numbers by District and Schools

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Published by Lowell School Committeeman Gerry Nutter

I've been interested in Schools since I worked at the Greater Lowell Tech and substitute taught in Dracut. I've followed the finances and issues with the Lowell School for the past 8 years while blogging and contributing to Saturday Morning Live! Currently serving my 1st term.

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  1. I thought about this and wondered if we need to look at this from the other end. Granted having a staff that reflects the race, gender, ethnicity (and religion and political and social views?) of the students is a good. On the other hand, how does that distort the overall job market. If we need more Blacks or Hispanics or Asian Americans on the school staff, does that mean we will have less diversity in other areas, such as Business and Government Service and Higher Education? What is the balance there?

    And, given this is Lowell, why do we talk Hispanic and not talk Lusitanians? The Portuguese are a big part of our population. Where is the balance there?

    Regards  —  Cliff

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