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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 32-A.Mean grade point average earned by high school graduates, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1987–2000 (Mathematics)

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Mathematics 2.60 0.014 2.56 0.022 2.44 0.014 2.34 0.014 2.28 0.015
Student gender
Male 2.51 0.016 2.48 0.022 2.36 0.014 2.28 0.018 2.23 0.016
Female 2.68 0.016 2.64 0.023 2.51 0.016 2.39 0.014 2.34 0.017
Student race/ethnicity1
White 2.67 0.016 2.64 0.023 2.48 0.016 2.38 0.015 2.33 0.017
Black 2.23 0.016 2.25 0.035 2.09 0.022 2.09 0.026 2.03 0.025
Hispanic 2.45 0.044 2.37 0.045 2.34 0.029 2.21 0.028 2.12 0.025
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.92 0.038 2.77 0.078 2.80 0.054 2.58 0.114 2.78 0.069
American Indian 2.38 0.087 2.28 0.059 2.33 0.068 2.37 0.056 2.08 0.036
Student program
Academic 2.68 0.014 2.65 0.025 2.54 0.015 2.46 0.015 2.45 0.015
Vocational 2.14 0.042 2.14 0.040 2.05 0.026 2.05 0.030 2.03 0.027
Both 2.48 0.025 2.43 0.026 2.30 0.024 2.24 0.020 2.22 0.026
Neither 2.24 0.052 2.20 0.032 2.05 0.030 1.97 0.030 1.96 0.032
Community type
Urban 2.60 0.031 2.52 0.034
Suburban 2.59 0.023 2.54 0.033
Rural 2.62 0.028 2.63 0.032
Big city 2.36 0.041 2.33 0.048 2.20 0.040
Urban fringe 2.47 0.027 2.29 0.029 2.25 0.027
Medium city 2.46 0.035 2.30 0.050 2.31 0.041
Small place 2.44 0.019 2.37 0.020 2.33 0.028
School type
Public 2.57 0.015 2.54 0.021 2.43 0.015 2.32 0.015 2.27 0.016
Nonpublic 2.94 0.050 2.78 0.092 2.55 0.065 2.48 0.033 2.40 0.068
Region of the country2
Northeast 2.52 0.048 2.45 0.058 2.37 0.049 2.39 0.041 2.27 0.039
South 2.61 0.024 2.56 0.033 2.40 0.025 2.34 0.025 2.25 0.029
Midwest 2.63 0.026 2.62 0.030 2.45 0.026 2.28 0.019 2.30 0.026
West 2.62 0.028 2.59 0.048 2.57 0.028 2.36 0.034 2.34 0.038

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

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 "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: Grade point averages presented in the 1982 High School and Beyond transcript study do not comply to the same four-point scale used by the High School Transcript Studies.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000.


Last updated 22 May 2007 (MH)

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