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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 18.

Percentage of high school sophomores who participated in various after-school activities, by race/ethnicity, sex, and type of activity: 2002


Type of activity Total White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/
Alaska Native
More than one race
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Interscholastic sports 50 45 52 51 51 40 44 32 39 34 43 38 53 38
Intramural sports 46 39 43 40 59 40 46 35 39 30 51 46 49 37
Band, orchestra, chorus, or choir 16 27 18 30 16 27 10 16 15 25 10! 16! 14 28
School play or musical 9 14 9 15 11 12 7 11 10 10 7! 3 10 20
Student government 5 8 5 9 5 7 3 5 5! 9 5 6! 5! 8
Yearbook, newspaper, or literary magazine 6 9 5 10 7 9 6 9 7 7 8! 9! 8 7
Honor society/club 7 10 7 12 6 7 5 8 9 14 5! 8 8! 9
Academic club 7 10 7 11 7 7 4 8 11 18 # 11! 7 8
Service club 7 16 7 18 7 10 5 11 13 30 1 12! 9 13
Hobby club 8 11 8 12 8 8 8 8 13 18 2! 9! 12 13
Vocational club 8 9 9 10 5 11 6 5 4 7 13! 16! 9 9
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution.
NOTE: Interscholastic sports refers to competition between teams from different schools. Intramural refers to competition between teams or students within the same school. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002).
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