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2000 High School Transcript Study Tabulations Report Tables

Table 41-B.Percentage of high school graduates who earned minimum course credits in personal health and physical education, by selected school and student demographic characteristics: Selected years, 1982–2000 (1.0 credit in Physical Education)

CharacteristicPercentage of graduates earning indicated minimum credits
2000 1998 1994 1990 1987 1982
Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e. Percent s.e.
1.0 credit in Physical Education 56.6 2.96 63.1 3.78 64.5 2.97 69.2 3.16 68.4 3.14 70.6 0.94
Student gender
Male 60.2 3.03 65.7 3.96 67.6 2.90 70.4 3.29 69.5 3.28 72.4 1.06
Female 53.5 3.13 60.9 3.81 61.4 3.19 68.1 3.15 67.4 3.33 68.9 1.04
Student race/ethnicity1
White 57.0 3.49 59.9 4.47 65.0 3.64 68.4 3.60 68.8 3.69 70.3 1.12
Black 48.5 4.90 63.8 6.10 64.9 4.27 67.3 4.04 68.5 3.62 70.1 2.33
Hispanic 63.6 3.78 72.2 3.38 63.5 2.60 72.9 3.74 73.2 4.31 72.5 1.97
Asian/Pacific Islander 61.9 3.08 77.8 4.68 78.0 4.07 79.4 5.07 66.5 6.44 80.3 2.76
American Indian 56.3 9.42 76.9 3.73 72.9 7.08 78.4 4.96 79.9 4.25 70.2 11.04
Student program
Academic 57.7 2.95 64.0 3.81 64.7 3.02 69.5 3.17 66.1 3.71 68.8 1.26
Vocational 66.5 5.23 57.3 7.67 60.1 5.50 70.6 5.38 70.7 3.31 71.0 2.14
Both 51.0 4.25 61.7 4.76 65.5 3.29 69.3 4.26 74.6 3.03 75.0 2.52
Neither 57.9 4.81 61.3 5.28 62.7 4.64 65.3 4.80 69.2 3.67 71.8 1.87
Community type2
Urban 54.0 5.41 67.2 4.93 64.9 3.57
Suburban 57.0 4.16 59.7 5.75 71.8 1.70
Rural 58.6 5.64 63.1 6.36 72.2 2.51
Big city 64.2 6.60 64.2 6.08 49.0 5.30
Urban fringe 61.0 5.12 73.1 5.32 69.3 4.00
Medium city 63.5 8.60 67.0 14.24 66.1 9.67
Small place 67.1 3.80 69.1 4.23 75.5 3.53
School type
Public 57.3 2.79 61.7 4.24 65.0 3.12 70.2 3.40 71.8 2.75 71.8 1.14
Nonpublic 49.1 14.93 77.4 8.01 58.6 7.99 58.9 5.86 36.8 10.41 60.9 4.45
Region of the country3
Northeast 80.8 4.82 71.2 8.02 76.0 5.90 77.9 5.14 60.3 8.05 65.6 2.51
South 41.2 4.87 57.1 6.56 59.8 4.21 67.3 5.26 71.1 2.80 75.8 1.83
Midwest 55.0 6.93 55.8 10.71 54.3 8.13 58.9 8.42 65.0 7.74 61.0 3.21
West 64.3 6.17 73.7 4.07 80.9 2.47 76.8 4.28 79.5 3.55 84.4 1.96

† Not applicable. In terms of community type, the community type definitions used in 1987, 1990, and 1994 differed from the community type 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 Although having similar names, the definitions for the 1982 high school graduates' community type subgroups are not compatible with the definitions for the 1998 and 2000 high school graduates' community type subgroups.

3 "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: Credit definitions listed in the row header indicate the minimum number of credits earned. For example, "1.0 credit in … course" represents "1.0 credit or more earned in … course."

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), Selected years 1987–2000; High School and Beyond (HS&B), 1982.


Last updated 22 May 2007 (MH)

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