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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Social Studies 2.83 0.019 2.79 0.021 2.67 0.018 2.56 0.013 2.49 0.017
Student gender
Male 2.70 0.021 2.68 0.023 2.56 0.018 2.47 0.016 2.41 0.019
Female 2.94 0.022 2.89 0.024 2.78 0.019 2.64 0.017 2.57 0.018
Student race/ethnicity1
White 2.90 0.021 2.86 0.023 2.72 0.020 2.61 0.015 2.55 0.015
Black 2.49 0.024 2.50 0.040 2.32 0.027 2.28 0.024 2.21 0.032
Hispanic 2.65 0.055 2.58 0.048 2.58 0.051 2.47 0.041 2.29 0.026
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.12 0.042 2.99 0.055 2.93 0.065 2.82 0.055 2.96 0.072
American Indian 2.64 0.071 2.44 0.058 2.42 0.058 2.48 0.083 2.22 0.041
Student program
Academic 2.94 0.017 2.91 0.021 2.82 0.018 2.76 0.015 2.74 0.017
Vocational 2.13 0.037 2.13 0.038 2.04 0.042 1.98 0.021 2.04 0.024
Both 2.67 0.037 2.64 0.032 2.49 0.030 2.41 0.022 2.40 0.035
Neither 2.29 0.056 2.20 0.031 2.11 0.035 2.09 0.036 2.08 0.038
Community type
Urban 2.85 0.042 2.77 0.031
Suburban 2.82 0.025 2.77 0.031
Rural 2.83 0.032 2.82 0.037
Big city 2.62 0.047 2.58 0.056 2.37 0.037
Urban fringe 2.66 0.033 2.57 0.023 2.48 0.025
Medium city 2.75 0.029 2.57 0.061 2.50 0.042
Small place 2.67 0.027 2.55 0.021 2.53 0.029
School type
Public 2.80 0.020 2.76 0.021 2.66 0.017 2.55 0.014 2.48 0.014
Nonpublic 3.14 0.060 3.03 0.058 2.74 0.076 2.68 0.035 2.61 0.065
Region of the country2
Northeast 2.71 0.068 2.67 0.051 2.55 0.065 2.55 0.037 2.39 0.060
South 2.85 0.027 2.85 0.039 2.70 0.028 2.56 0.031 2.52 0.029
Midwest 2.87 0.036 2.76 0.047 2.65 0.031 2.50 0.017 2.50 0.014
West 2.85 0.030 2.82 0.039 2.75 0.018 2.65 0.031 2.54 0.036

† 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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