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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 32-J.Mean grade point average earned by high school graduates, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1987–2000 (Specific 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.
Specific Labor Market Preparation 3.20 0.018 3.15 0.017 3.02 0.016 2.86 0.014 2.79 0.021
Student gender
Male 3.09 0.021 3.05 0.024 2.92 0.016 2.79 0.017 2.73 0.025
Female 3.31 0.018 3.25 0.016 3.12 0.019 2.93 0.016 2.84 0.021
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.27 0.021 3.24 0.018 3.07 0.017 2.93 0.015 2.86 0.021
Black 2.91 0.022 2.80 0.030 2.70 0.031 2.54 0.027 2.43 0.028
Hispanic 3.02 0.051 3.00 0.035 2.89 0.061 2.73 0.028 2.62 0.030
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.43 0.034 3.27 0.062 3.22 0.045 3.01 0.086 3.14 0.049
American Indian 3.03 0.074 2.89 0.090 2.82 0.054 2.76 0.070 2.56 0.056
Student program
Academic 3.26 0.017 3.22 0.019 3.08 0.016 2.95 0.016 2.90 0.028
Vocational 2.73 0.040 2.80 0.033 2.75 0.029 2.66 0.034 2.64 0.029
Both 3.19 0.031 3.14 0.023 3.05 0.029 2.91 0.023 2.88 0.031
Neither 2.75 0.038 2.69 0.044 2.49 0.042 2.44 0.042 2.44 0.042
Community type
Urban 3.19 0.030 3.09 0.041
Suburban 3.18 0.023 3.13 0.027
Rural 3.25 0.031 3.22 0.024
Big city 2.92 0.046 2.75 0.053 2.59 0.042
Urban fringe 3.02 0.024 2.83 0.026 2.76 0.029
Medium city 3.04 0.043 2.84 0.048 2.78 0.040
Small place 3.04 0.021 2.91 0.020 2.87 0.039
School type
Public 3.18 0.019 3.13 0.016 3.02 0.015 2.86 0.015 2.80 0.019
Nonpublic 3.37 0.084 3.42 0.087 2.95 0.095 2.85 0.039 2.68 0.061
Region of the country2
Northeast 3.07 0.060 3.04 0.042 2.92 0.044 2.85 0.051 2.65 0.064
South 3.23 0.029 3.20 0.033 3.05 0.028 2.90 0.027 2.80 0.017
Midwest 3.24 0.031 3.14 0.031 2.97 0.027 2.79 0.017 2.79 0.025
West 3.20 0.026 3.18 0.035 3.10 0.029 2.90 0.030 2.91 0.051

† 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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