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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Science 2.67 0.016 2.62 0.021 2.50 0.016 2.39 0.017 2.34 0.019
Student gender
Male 2.56 0.018 2.52 0.020 2.41 0.017 2.32 0.021 2.27 0.022
Female 2.76 0.018 2.70 0.023 2.59 0.017 2.45 0.018 2.41 0.020
Student race/ethnicity1
White 2.74 0.018 2.69 0.022 2.55 0.016 2.44 0.019 2.41 0.019
Black 2.33 0.020 2.30 0.027 2.18 0.026 2.15 0.029 2.06 0.030
Hispanic 2.47 0.051 2.41 0.044 2.39 0.048 2.25 0.036 2.17 0.048
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.95 0.039 2.82 0.062 2.76 0.075 2.67 0.073 2.76 0.062
American Indian 2.51 0.092 2.30 0.067 2.34 0.047 2.36 0.097 2.06 0.067
Student program
Academic 2.76 0.016 2.72 0.023 2.63 0.017 2.54 0.018 2.54 0.017
Vocational 2.12 0.036 2.06 0.042 2.01 0.036 1.96 0.039 1.99 0.028
Both 2.55 0.034 2.47 0.024 2.35 0.027 2.25 0.024 2.28 0.031
Neither 2.20 0.059 2.16 0.032 2.03 0.042 2.04 0.050 1.99 0.026
Community type
Urban 2.66 0.031 2.61 0.028
Suburban 2.66 0.025 2.61 0.036
Rural 2.69 0.034 2.63 0.033
Big city 2.44 0.042 2.38 0.049 2.26 0.040
Urban fringe 2.53 0.026 2.37 0.032 2.31 0.024
Medium city 2.54 0.036 2.41 0.053 2.35 0.040
Small place 2.50 0.023 2.39 0.026 2.38 0.034
School type
Public 2.64 0.018 2.59 0.020 2.50 0.016 2.38 0.018 2.33 0.017
Nonpublic 2.94 0.061 2.92 0.083 2.47 0.061 2.52 0.041 2.45 0.090
Region of the country2
Northeast 2.51 0.054 2.43 0.060 2.40 0.047 2.36 0.042 2.27 0.064
South 2.70 0.024 2.66 0.029 2.50 0.026 2.40 0.033 2.35 0.028
Midwest 2.70 0.036 2.63 0.035 2.49 0.024 2.33 0.033 2.35 0.022
West 2.70 0.028 2.68 0.046 2.63 0.034 2.47 0.031 2.40 0.023

† 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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