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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 1.Number and percentage distribution of high school graduates, unweighted, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000

Characteristic2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total 20,272 100.0 24,206 100.0 25,082 100.0 21,143 100.0 25,470 100.0 12,258 100.0
Student gender
Male 9,661 47.7 11,401 47.1 12,149 48.4 10,119 47.9 12,681 49.8 5,909 48.2
Female 10,580 52.2 12,688 52.4 12,892 51.4 11,015 52.1 12,724 50.0 6,349 51.8
Not reported 31 0.2 117 0.5 41 0.2 9 # 65 0.3
Student race/ethnicity1
White 11,602 57.2 14,358 59.3 15,598 62.2 15,000 70.9 16,693 65.5 7,538 61.5
Black 3,306 16.3 4,291 17.7 3,997 15.9 2,685 12.7 3,498 13.7 1,647 13.4
Hispanic 3,485 17.2 3,364 13.9 2,833 11.3 1,756 8.3 2,678 10.5 2,466 20.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 1,151 5.7 1,521 6.3 1,332 5.3 837 4.0 859 3.4 337 2.7
American Indian 163 0.8 206 0.9 192 0.8 130 0.6 299 1.2 168 1.4
Other 128 0.6 34 0.1 77 0.3 49 0.2 46 0.2 102 0.8
Not reported 437 2.2 432 1.8 1,053 4.2 686 3.2 1,397 5.5
Student program
Academic 14,170 69.9 16,946 70.0 17,337 69.1 14,729 69.7 13,944 54.7 5,845 47.7
Vocational 610 3.0 955 3.9 1,477 5.9 1,687 8.0 4,484 17.6 2,441 19.9
Both 4,325 21.3 4,878 20.2 4,901 19.5 3,188 15.1 3,612 14.2 1,004 8.2
Neither 1,167 5.8 1,427 5.9 1,367 5.5 1,539 7.3 3,430 13.5 2,968 24.2
Community type2
Urban 6,518 32.2 8,727 36.1 2,769 22.6
Suburban 9,341 46.1 9,651 39.9 6,353 51.8
Rural 4,413 21.8 5,828 24.1 3,136 25.6
Big city 5,618 22.4 4,192 19.8 5,029 19.7
Urban fringe 6,182 24.6 5,595 26.5 6,716 26.4
Medium city 3,990 15.9 2,726 12.9 4,572 18.0
Small place 9,292 37.0 8,630 40.8 9,153 35.9
School type
Public 19,089 94.2 23,121 95.5 23,679 94.4 16,485 78.0 23,200 91.1 9,282 75.7
Nonpublic 1,183 5.8 1,085 4.5 1,403 5.6 4,658 22.0 2,270 8.9 2,976 24.3
Region of the country3
Northeast 3,083 15.2 3,136 13.0 3,732 14.9 4,622 21.9 4,716 18.5 2,814 23.0
South 8,744 43.1 9,145 37.8 11,426 45.6 8,266 39.1 8,766 34.4 3,654 29.8
Midwest 3,586 17.7 5,056 20.9 5,089 20.3 4,343 20.5 6,597 25.9 3,473 28.3
West 4,859 24.0 6,869 28.4 4,835 19.3 3,912 18.5 5,391 21.2 2,317 18.9

— Not available. Data were not collected.

† Not applicable. The community type definitions used in 1987, 1990, and 1994 differed from the definitions used in 1998 and 2000.

# Rounds to zero.

1 American Indian includes Alaska Native, Black includes African American, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.

2 Although having similar names, the definitions for the 1982 high school graduates' community type subgroups are not compatible with the definitions for the 1998 and 2000 high school graduates' community type subgroups.

3 "Region of the country" refers to the Census-defined regions. For more information about Census-defined regions, see the U.S. Census Bureau online publication "Census Regions and Divisions of the United States" (http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf [1.1M PDF]).

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000; High School and Beyond (HS&B), 1982.


Last updated 2 December 2005 (HM)

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