But among the 1,116 students who were bused but were not in districtwide schools or programs, 57 percent were black and 37 percent were white.
A total of 269 children in the 5th Ward were bused that year, nearly half of all the ward's elementary school students.
Cheryl Henry recalled being "a bit upset" when she learned her son was going to be bused two miles to Willard Elementary in the northwest corner of the city.
We have many African American and low-income students who walk to school every day, whose achievement is not better than those who are being bused.
The achievement gap was dramatically different at another north side school where 5th Ward students are often bused.