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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 32-L.Mean grade point average earned by high school graduates, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1987–2000 (Personal Health & Physical Education)

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Personal Health & Physical Education 3.34 0.015 3.27 0.027 3.21 0.021 3.11 0.016 3.04 0.029
Student gender
Male 3.32 0.017 3.26 0.032 3.21 0.025 3.13 0.019 3.04 0.033
Female 3.35 0.017 3.28 0.025 3.21 0.021 3.09 0.018 3.04 0.029
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.39 0.016 3.33 0.030 3.27 0.024 3.15 0.019 3.11 0.026
Black 3.08 0.026 3.04 0.059 2.94 0.041 2.93 0.039 2.80 0.039
Hispanic 3.20 0.051 3.15 0.055 3.16 0.060 3.01 0.031 2.89 0.025
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.56 0.024 3.41 0.069 3.34 0.084 3.25 0.087 3.32 0.059
American Indian 3.18 0.097 3.01 0.057 2.98 0.171 2.95 0.115 2.86 0.047
Student program
Academic 3.41 0.014 3.37 0.024 3.34 0.020 3.25 0.018 3.22 0.022
Vocational 2.87 0.039 2.70 0.070 2.67 0.047 2.69 0.034 2.71 0.042
Both 3.25 0.030 3.16 0.040 3.09 0.035 3.01 0.032 2.98 0.044
Neither 2.90 0.031 2.82 0.038 2.71 0.050 2.77 0.025 2.75 0.037
Community type
Urban 3.29 0.035 3.25 0.049
Suburban 3.33 0.020 3.25 0.028
Rural 3.40 0.036 3.31 0.052
Big city 3.15 0.060 3.03 0.063 2.86 0.036
Urban fringe 3.20 0.044 3.11 0.036 3.04 0.032
Medium city 3.27 0.037 3.12 0.068 3.13 0.052
Small place 3.22 0.032 3.12 0.028 3.06 0.060
School type
Public 3.32 0.016 3.26 0.028 3.21 0.022 3.10 0.017 3.04 0.028
Nonpublic 3.51 0.053 3.47 0.070 3.28 0.088 3.19 0.043 3.04 0.099
Region of the country2
Northeast 3.17 0.048 3.09 0.066 3.03 0.065 2.99 0.033 2.81 0.109
South 3.40 0.026 3.34 0.046 3.30 0.037 3.22 0.036 3.12 0.051
Midwest 3.33 0.028 3.23 0.065 3.13 0.037 2.99 0.033 3.04 0.045
West 3.37 0.019 3.35 0.031 3.30 0.027 3.19 0.023 3.14 0.019

† 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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