The Jacksonville NAACP education committee last week asked school district leaders to look into why the number of black students attending Stanton College Preparatory School has declined in recent years.

According to the district’s profile data, Stanton had 363 black students, or 23 percent, enrolled in the 1,600-student, A-rated school in 2012. Now, the enrollment includes 271 black students, or 16 percent of the student body.

Black enrollment declines have been steady over the past six years, though this year’s numbers are better than last year’s.

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