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March 3, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
School Will Be First With Hispanic Majority
(2007-07-06)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A school in north Alabama could make state history this fall by becoming the first school in Alabama to have a Hispanic majority.

K-though-12 classes resume at Collinsville High School on August 9th where Hispanics have been the largest group of students for several years.

Kathy Roebuck, an assistant to DeKalb County School Superintendent Charles Warren, said Hispanics are making up the overwhelming number of early enrollments for the coming year's kindergarten classes.

Collinsville is in southern DeKalb County and has had a substantial Hispanic presence for some time.

Drawn by job opportunities at a local nursing home and at Cagle's poultry processing plant, Hispanics make up nearly a quarter of the town's more than 16-hundred residents.

Collinsville High had a graduating class of 41 in May, and about a fourth of the diploma recipients were Hispanic.

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