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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
General Skills 3.44 0.032 3.47 0.032 3.38 0.043 3.38 0.037 3.35 0.044
Student gender
Male 3.31 0.044 3.34 0.037 3.25 0.055 3.28 0.047 3.23 0.058
Female 3.54 0.028 3.57 0.030 3.47 0.037 3.45 0.033 3.43 0.037
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.49 0.038 3.50 0.040 3.42 0.055 3.39 0.043 3.39 0.050
Black 3.09 0.047 3.17 0.053 3.09 0.073 3.20 0.073 3.23 0.091
Hispanic 3.42 0.049 3.44 0.050 3.28 0.069 3.46 0.045 3.36 0.059
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.70 0.048 3.64 0.083 3.63 0.051 3.50 0.063 3.57 0.078
American Indian 3.51 0.126 3.37 0.101 3.28 0.113 3.22 0.162 3.43 0.073
Student program
Academic 3.50 0.029 3.54 0.029 3.46 0.041 3.49 0.034 3.49 0.038
Vocational 2.95 0.121 3.09 0.088 3.10 0.096 3.07 0.085 3.01 0.092
Both 3.33 0.057 3.38 0.060 3.18 0.071 3.24 0.069 3.36 0.098
Neither 3.22 0.068 3.27 0.065 3.18 0.077 3.15 0.054 3.15 0.039
Community type
Urban 3.43 0.059 3.48 0.038
Suburban 3.47 0.038 3.45 0.043
Rural 3.39 0.069 3.49 0.074
Big city 3.33 0.066 3.35 0.053 3.34 0.087
Urban fringe 3.39 0.049 3.48 0.044 3.30 0.080
Medium city 3.36 0.111 3.33 0.113 3.49 0.042
Small place 3.40 0.070 3.32 0.067 3.35 0.081
School type
Public 3.42 0.032 3.45 0.033 3.37 0.045 3.38 0.041 3.36 0.044
Nonpublic 3.73 0.063 3.78 0.090 3.62 0.051 3.33 0.102 3.22 0.097
Region of the country2
Northeast 3.10 0.117 3.18 0.106 2.85 0.120 2.98 0.051 2.83 0.159
South 3.40 0.050 3.51 0.040 3.44 0.054 3.47 0.063 3.34 0.097
Midwest 3.43 0.055 3.33 0.076 3.21 0.105 3.26 0.062 3.26 0.095
West 3.60 0.043 3.62 0.042 3.62 0.036 3.52 0.062 3.54 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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