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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Foreign Languages 2.82 0.018 2.78 0.021 2.67 0.016 2.58 0.020 2.58 0.020
Student gender
Male 2.65 0.021 2.61 0.025 2.49 0.018 2.41 0.026 2.41 0.025
Female 2.96 0.020 2.91 0.023 2.82 0.018 2.71 0.019 2.70 0.022
Student race/ethnicity1
White 2.87 0.019 2.82 0.023 2.69 0.017 2.60 0.018 2.62 0.018
Black 2.43 0.022 2.47 0.031 2.32 0.033 2.31 0.038 2.29 0.036
Hispanic 2.81 0.050 2.74 0.059 2.72 0.040 2.64 0.043 2.55 0.042
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.15 0.041 3.02 0.069 2.99 0.043 2.85 0.113 3.04 0.063
American Indian 2.63 0.104 2.40 0.098 2.61 0.105 2.40 0.150 2.15 0.138
Student program
Academic 2.89 0.017 2.86 0.022 2.76 0.017 2.70 0.019 2.71 0.025
Vocational 2.07 0.056 2.12 0.058 2.12 0.058 2.04 0.061 2.15 0.066
Both 2.69 0.037 2.60 0.033 2.50 0.031 2.35 0.038 2.43 0.049
Neither 2.35 0.071 2.31 0.040 2.09 0.052 2.13 0.080 2.19 0.069
Community type
Urban 2.85 0.043 2.75 0.030
Suburban 2.78 0.020 2.72 0.033
Rural 2.90 0.037 2.89 0.039
Big city 2.59 0.045 2.56 0.062 2.45 0.056
Urban fringe 2.66 0.025 2.51 0.039 2.49 0.034
Medium city 2.70 0.033 2.50 0.050 2.62 0.047
Small place 2.71 0.026 2.65 0.027 2.69 0.037
School type
Public 2.80 0.019 2.76 0.020 2.67 0.017 2.57 0.022 2.58 0.020
Nonpublic 3.04 0.045 2.97 0.069 2.73 0.063 2.62 0.044 2.53 0.089
Region of the country2
Northeast 2.78 0.061 2.64 0.045 2.58 0.031 2.59 0.038 2.49 0.040
South 2.83 0.023 2.81 0.037 2.65 0.032 2.55 0.034 2.58 0.029
Midwest 2.83 0.041 2.80 0.037 2.70 0.030 2.57 0.038 2.62 0.037
West 2.85 0.035 2.82 0.044 2.76 0.034 2.61 0.060 2.62 0.056

† 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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