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Edgewood V. Alamo Heights

In San Antonio v. Rodriguez, plaintiffs lived in the Edgewood Independent School District, one of seven in the metropolitan area. It was a residential area where the student body was about 90 percent Mexican American. More than six percent were African Americans. At the time, the average assessed property value was the lowest in the metropolitan area--a mere $5,960.

This area was compared to the Alamo Heights Independent School District, the wealthiest San Antonio school district, with a primarily Caucasian population--only about 18 percent Mexican Americans and less than one percent African Americans. Its average assessed property value was $49,000.

Due to the state's formula for funding public education, with a combination of federal, state and local funding, the Edgewood School District provided $356 per student in the 1967-1968 school year while Alamo Heights provided $594 per student during the same period.

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