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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 32-P.Mean grade point average earned by high school graduates, by subject field and selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1987–2000 (All Courses Other Than Above)

CharacteristicGrade point average
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987
Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e. Mean s.e.
All Courses Other Than Above 3.22 0.064 3.10 0.148 3.02 0.086 2.97 0.127 2.81 0.099
Student gender
Male 3.10 0.083 2.94 0.175 2.82 0.094 2.74 0.158 2.67 0.104
Female 3.33 0.061 3.27 0.136 3.18 0.128 3.15 0.129 2.94 0.128
Student race/ethnicity1
White 3.31 0.067 3.18 0.129 3.08 0.108 3.02 0.163 2.96 0.124
Black 2.95 0.067 2.67 0.214 2.73 0.140 2.83 0.164 2.23 0.243
Hispanic 3.11 0.228 3.00 0.391 2.69 0.138 2.91 0.193 2.99 0.134
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.16 0.172 3.26 0.147 2.77 0.483 3.69 0.151 1.74 0.437
American Indian 3.00 0.288 3.24 0.454 4.00 # 2.00 2.52 0.597
Student program
Academic 3.28 0.055 3.15 0.135 3.14 0.095 3.11 0.169 2.89 0.109
Vocational 2.99 0.136 3.16 0.218 2.37 0.135 2.75 0.363 2.64 0.294
Both 3.32 0.095 2.93 0.312 3.01 0.169 2.83 0.186 2.78 0.258
Neither 2.67 0.151 2.91 0.160 2.77 0.230 2.55 0.172 2.63 0.190
Community type
Urban 3.33 0.126 2.87 0.186
Suburban 3.08 0.093 2.97 0.098
Rural 3.29 0.119 3.60 0.200
Big city 2.98 0.239 2.91 0.215 2.58 0.172
Urban fringe 3.02 0.119 3.07 0.234 2.88 0.140
Medium city 2.88 0.201 2.83 0.114 3.31 0.185
Small place 3.14 0.119 2.81 0.144 2.76 0.221
School type
Public 3.21 0.066 3.10 0.148 2.95 0.076 2.98 0.127 2.81 0.099
Nonpublic 3.49 0.374 4.00 # 2.55 0.206 2.95 0.689
Region of the country2
Northeast 2.79 0.134 2.78 0.178 2.73 0.302 2.65 0.199 2.50 0.196
South 3.34 0.103 3.51 0.111 3.13 0.142 2.90 0.090 2.85 0.190
Midwest 3.28 0.096 2.87 0.098 2.94 0.174 2.47 0.173 2.81 0.121
West 3.13 0.139 3.05 0.199 2.93 0.139 3.19 0.193 2.92 0.170

— Not available.

# Rounds to zero.

† 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 2 December 2005 (HM)

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