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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
English 2.77 0.017 2.74 0.021 2.63 0.015 2.52 0.013 2.47 0.025
Student gender
Male 2.58 0.018 2.57 0.023 2.44 0.017 2.35 0.016 2.30 0.031
Female 2.94 0.018 2.90 0.022 2.81 0.016 2.68 0.015 2.62 0.020
Student race/ethnicity1
White 2.83 0.018 2.81 0.023 2.68 0.017 2.57 0.014 2.53 0.027
Black 2.45 0.022 2.42 0.027 2.28 0.022 2.27 0.024 2.18 0.028
Hispanic 2.62 0.056 2.56 0.044 2.53 0.044 2.43 0.020 2.25 0.020
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.06 0.039 2.95 0.055 2.84 0.062 2.71 0.115 2.88 0.057
American Indian 2.52 0.071 2.42 0.043 2.46 0.072 2.36 0.062 2.21 0.036
Student program
Academic 2.89 0.015 2.86 0.022 2.77 0.015 2.69 0.015 2.69 0.037
Vocational 2.11 0.035 2.19 0.031 2.10 0.031 2.04 0.021 2.08 0.026
Both 2.59 0.032 2.55 0.024 2.44 0.029 2.36 0.019 2.35 0.032
Neither 2.25 0.038 2.30 0.041 2.17 0.033 2.14 0.041 2.12 0.031
Community type
Urban 2.78 0.036 2.73 0.028
Suburban 2.77 0.021 2.72 0.029
Rural 2.76 0.037 2.78 0.041
Big city 2.56 0.041 2.55 0.051 2.37 0.047
Urban fringe 2.65 0.032 2.52 0.030 2.48 0.025
Medium city 2.67 0.036 2.50 0.048 2.49 0.046
Small place 2.63 0.025 2.52 0.020 2.48 0.053
School type
Public 2.75 0.018 2.72 0.020 2.62 0.016 2.51 0.014 2.46 0.018
Nonpublic 3.01 0.047 2.98 0.080 2.69 0.061 2.66 0.042 2.57 0.134
Region of the country2
Northeast 2.67 0.062 2.63 0.048 2.52 0.059 2.52 0.037 2.40 0.063
South 2.76 0.027 2.71 0.033 2.59 0.025 2.48 0.027 2.43 0.036
Midwest 2.80 0.029 2.78 0.046 2.66 0.027 2.50 0.023 2.50 0.028
West 2.83 0.028 2.83 0.043 2.75 0.030 2.60 0.036 2.56 0.043

† 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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