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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
General Labor Market Preparation 3.13 0.027 3.01 0.025 2.84 0.020 2.73 0.017 2.65 0.017
Student gender
Male 2.98 0.033 2.86 0.031 2.72 0.020 2.62 0.022 2.56 0.023
Female 3.28 0.023 3.14 0.023 2.95 0.022 2.82 0.018 2.72 0.024
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.19 0.032 3.08 0.028 2.89 0.023 2.80 0.021 2.73 0.021
Black 2.86 0.037 2.72 0.031 2.49 0.039 2.43 0.035 2.33 0.028
Hispanic 3.00 0.031 2.83 0.029 2.80 0.061 2.55 0.038 2.41 0.057
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.41 0.058 3.22 0.049 3.14 0.032 2.95 0.085 2.96 0.080
American Indian 3.04 0.111 2.80 0.071 2.72 0.081 2.70 0.144 2.24 0.124
Student program
Academic 3.24 0.023 3.13 0.028 2.96 0.020 2.89 0.019 2.85 0.020
Vocational 2.58 0.062 2.51 0.039 2.41 0.041 2.30 0.040 2.35 0.034
Both 3.03 0.064 2.86 0.028 2.77 0.033 2.62 0.030 2.61 0.040
Neither 2.70 0.050 2.63 0.052 2.41 0.039 2.42 0.063 2.33 0.034
Community type
Urban 3.09 0.039 2.99 0.039
Suburban 3.13 0.031 3.02 0.040
Rural 3.18 0.057 3.01 0.040
Big city 2.73 0.060 2.67 0.058 2.53 0.053
Urban fringe 2.92 0.035 2.78 0.035 2.63 0.026
Medium city 2.86 0.040 2.69 0.050 2.63 0.053
Small place 2.83 0.030 2.73 0.028 2.71 0.031
School type
Public 3.12 0.029 3.00 0.024 2.84 0.019 2.72 0.018 2.64 0.020
Nonpublic 3.39 0.043 3.25 0.161 2.88 0.132 2.83 0.053 2.76 0.087
Region of the country2
Northeast 2.98 0.106 2.92 0.074 2.87 0.049 2.71 0.039 2.60 0.039
South 3.15 0.045 3.02 0.034 2.82 0.030 2.74 0.033 2.65 0.033
Midwest 3.18 0.026 2.99 0.049 2.77 0.042 2.70 0.037 2.69 0.034
West 3.17 0.048 3.09 0.045 2.98 0.039 2.79 0.042 2.65 0.046

† 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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