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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Fine Arts 3.38 0.017 3.35 0.022 3.28 0.017 3.13 0.017 3.07 0.018
Student gender
Male 3.23 0.022 3.20 0.032 3.10 0.020 2.96 0.021 2.89 0.026
Female 3.50 0.017 3.47 0.019 3.43 0.017 3.28 0.018 3.22 0.019
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.45 0.019 3.42 0.023 3.34 0.019 3.20 0.020 3.17 0.022
Black 3.07 0.036 3.05 0.033 3.01 0.046 2.87 0.042 2.75 0.032
Hispanic 3.24 0.054 3.16 0.046 3.10 0.062 2.99 0.029 2.77 0.030
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.58 0.044 3.46 0.036 3.44 0.041 3.33 0.035 3.33 0.069
American Indian 3.23 0.073 3.12 0.099 3.06 0.061 2.86 0.103 2.88 0.063
Student program
Academic 3.46 0.017 3.44 0.021 3.37 0.017 3.28 0.016 3.22 0.018
Vocational 2.85 0.057 2.78 0.037 2.85 0.041 2.66 0.039 2.77 0.034
Both 3.25 0.037 3.21 0.038 3.14 0.033 2.93 0.035 2.93 0.043
Neither 3.02 0.049 2.91 0.038 2.91 0.046 2.89 0.047 2.88 0.038
Community type
Urban 3.37 0.034 3.32 0.041
Suburban 3.36 0.021 3.31 0.026
Rural 3.43 0.040 3.43 0.044
Big city 3.14 0.050 3.07 0.046 2.93 0.042
Urban fringe 3.20 0.022 3.10 0.033 3.03 0.032
Medium city 3.36 0.028 3.18 0.063 3.11 0.056
Small place 3.37 0.032 3.16 0.027 3.14 0.035
School type
Public 3.36 0.019 3.32 0.023 3.28 0.016 3.12 0.017 3.07 0.019
Nonpublic 3.57 0.043 3.58 0.092 3.26 0.092 3.23 0.050 3.10 0.075
Region of the country2
Northeast 3.29 0.044 3.26 0.045 3.14 0.052 3.09 0.043 2.92 0.044
South 3.41 0.025 3.43 0.041 3.35 0.036 3.18 0.043 3.09 0.030
Midwest 3.40 0.041 3.34 0.048 3.25 0.030 3.11 0.022 3.15 0.041
West 3.36 0.027 3.32 0.040 3.28 0.024 3.13 0.031 3.09 0.032

† 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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