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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 26


Indicator 26. Reported High School Program


Percent of high school seniors who reported being in various high school programs: 1982 and 1992

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                         |             |  College    |
                         |   General   | preparatory | Vocational
   Student and school    |             | or academic |
     characteristics     |-------------|-------------|-------------
                         | 1982   1992 | 1982   1992 | 1982   1992
-------------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------
All seniors............... 35.2   45.3   37.9   43.0   26.9   11.7
   Males.................. 38.1   46.3   36.8   41.8   25.1   11.9
   Females................ 32.4   44.2   38.9   44.2   28.7   11.6

Race/ethnicity
  White .................. 34.8   43.3   40.6   45.7   24.6   11.0
  Black .................. 35.1   48.9   33.3   35.6   31.6   15.4
  Hispanic ............... 37.4   56.4   24.9   30.6   37.7   13.1
  Asian .................. 27.5   40.3   55.9   50.9   16.6    8.8
  American Indian......... 55.3   60.8   19.1   22.6   25.6   16.7

Test performance quartile
  Lowest test quartile.... 42.0    ---   12.3    ---   45.6    ---
  Second test quartile.... 44.6    ---   20.5    ---   34.9    ---
  Third test quartile..... 37.9    ---   37.6    ---   24.5    ---
  Highest test quartile... 18.9    ---   73.1    ---    8.0    ---

Socioeconomic status\1\
  Low quartile ........... 40.3   55.6   20.5   23.2   39.2   21.2
  Middle 2 quartiles ..... 36.2   46.0   36.4   40.9   27.4   13.1
  High quartile .......... 27.4   36.2   60.1   60.8   12.5    3.0

Control of school
  Public.................. 36.7   47.1   34.5   40.0   28.8   12.9
  Catholic................ 21.9   24.4   67.4   73.5   10.7    2.2
  Other private........... 22.1   33.1   67.6   65.9   10.3    1.0

Location of school
  Urban................... 32.2   43.3   37.4   45.5   30.4   11.2
  Suburban................ 33.6   45.5   41.4   44.6   25.0    9.8
  Rural/nonmetropolitan ar 39.6   46.5   32.6   38.6   27.9   14.9
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-Data not available.

/1/ Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupations, and family income. The "Low" SES group is the lowest quartile; the "Middle" SES group is the middle two quartiles; and the "High" SES group is the upper quartile.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "High School and Beyond," First Followup survey; and "National Education Longitudinal Survey," Second Followup survey.

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