NCES 2012-046August 2012

Table E-21-1.   Percentage of 9th-grade students who reported they were enrolled in various mathematics courses, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2009

Sex and race/ethnicity Not enrolled in a mathematics course   Among students currently enrolled in a mathematics course
Enrolled in prealgebra or review/
remedial math1
Enrolled in algebra I2   Enrolled in geometry   Enrolled in an advanced course other than algebra I and geometry3
Total 10.3   6.7   57.2   24.5   10.7
Sex
Male 11.0   6.8   57.3   23.5   11.3
Female 9.5   6.6   57.2   25.5   10.2

Race/ethnicity
White 8.4   5.8   55.1   26.3   11.3
Black 14.0   9.5   63.5   15.0   11.4
Hispanic 13.2   7.2   61.9   23.1   7.2
Asian 7.3   4.4 ! 29.4   46.2   20.3
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
American Indian/Alaska Native 17.0   18.9 ! 57.3   9.9 ! 11.5 !
Two or more races 8.4   7.2   60.3   22.6   11.7

Race/ethnicity by sex
Male
White 9.2   5.9   54.8   25.6   11.6
Black 15.4   10.3   62.3   14.4   12.8
Hispanic 13.8   7.5   63.5   19.7   8.1
Asian 8.3   4.6 ! 30.5   44.9   20.3
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
American Indian/Alaska Native 12.7 ! 18.4 ! 60.7     10.8 !
Two or more races 10.3   6.0   60.2   24.8   12.1
Female
White 7.6   5.7   55.4   27.1   10.9
Black 12.8   8.8   64.5   15.5   10.3
Hispanic 12.7   7.0   60.3   26.6   6.3
Asian 6.3   4.3 ! 28.2   47.5   20.4
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
American Indian/Alaska Native 22.4 ! 19.5 ! 52.5   11.0 !
Two or more races 6.6   8.4   60.5   20.5   11.3
 ! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater. ‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater. 1 Includes basic, business, consumer, functional, or general mathematics. 2 Includes algebra IA and IB. 3 Includes courses such as algebra II, trigonometry, integrated mathematics, statistics or probability, analytic geometry, precalculus, and calculus. NOTE: Information on 9th-grade mathematics coursetaking was based on student report. Students could report enrollment in more than one mathematics course. Students could also report enrollment in an "other math course," but this response category is not presented in the table. Data weighted by W1STUDENT. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, Base-Year Restricted-Use Data File.