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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

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

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
Religion 3.33 0.043 3.14 0.055 2.94 0.100 2.89 0.043 2.79 0.111
Student gender
Male 3.07 0.061 3.02 0.093 2.73 0.110 2.73 0.044 2.66 0.160
Female 3.48 0.031 3.26 0.059 3.13 0.110 3.04 0.046 2.94 0.090
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.35 0.046 3.18 0.058 2.97 0.115 2.93 0.048 2.86 0.126
Black 3.09 0.078 2.84 0.095 2.94 0.275 2.58 0.080 2.25 0.174
Hispanic 3.24 0.104 2.95 0.150 2.84 0.108 2.80 0.069 2.81 0.083
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.52 0.115 3.25 0.125 3.02 0.075 3.22 0.097 3.25 0.113
American Indian 3.21 0.127 3.26 0.097 2.26 0.706 2.73 0.180 2.84 0.399
Student program
Academic 3.37 0.039 3.20 0.056 3.00 0.101 2.96 0.045 2.88 0.113
Vocational 2.07 0.248 1.78 0.136 2.04 0.220 1.84 0.174 2.56 0.169
Both 2.95 0.099 2.94 0.224 2.42 0.082 2.69 0.088 2.58 0.111
Neither 3.02 0.604 2.42 0.468 2.61 0.169 2.34 0.063 2.32 0.145
Community type
Urban 3.43 0.116 3.14 0.094
Suburban 3.27 0.071 3.17 0.070
Rural 3.37 0.078 3.11 0.095
Big city 2.95 0.172 2.86 0.065 2.80 0.084
Urban fringe 2.93 0.070 2.78 0.111 2.63 0.146
Medium city 2.94 0.054 3.02 0.075 2.85 0.153
Small place 2.90 0.173 2.96 0.089 3.09 0.187
School type
Public 3.16 0.066 3.00 0.110 2.75 0.110 2.65 0.073 2.74 0.131
Nonpublic 3.37 0.050 3.18 0.066 2.97 0.113 2.94 0.047 2.80 0.119
Region of the country2
Northeast 3.28 0.099 3.02 0.096 2.53 0.049 2.82 0.073 2.62 0.161
South 3.31 0.181 3.28 0.051 3.26 0.283 3.09 0.084 2.98 0.217
Midwest 3.40 0.092 3.00 0.171 3.07 0.160 2.80 0.085 2.94 0.081
West 3.31 0.115 3.21 0.111 2.92 0.061 2.98 0.086 3.02 0.058

† 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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