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Table 21. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by years of planned high school mathematics and selected student and family characteristics: 2009

Years of planned high school math
Student and family characteristics One year   Two years   Three years   Four or
more years
Total  2.8 8.7 27.2 61.3
                 
Student's sex                
Male 3.3 9.8 27.2 59.7
Female 2.2 7.6 27.2 62.9
 
Student's race/ethnicity1
White, non-Hispanic 2.1 5.9 23.4 68.7
Black, non-Hispanic 4.7 13.5 32.7 49.1
Hispanic 3.1 12.6 32.3 51.9
Asian, non-Hispanic 1.4 5.0 20.4 73.2
All other races, non-Hispanic 3.5 9.9 31.6 55.0
 
Parent's or guardian's race/ethnicity1
White, non-Hispanic 1.6 5.4 22.9 70.0
Black, non-Hispanic 3.8 12.8 33.6 49.8
Hispanic 2.9 13.1 32.6 51.5
Asian, non-Hispanic 1.4 ! 3.7 17.1 77.8
All other races, non-Hispanic 2.7 ! 12.4 26.6 58.3
 
Parent's marital status2
Married 1.8 7.0 25.0 66.2
Not married 3.4 10.9 30.2 55.5
 
Family income in 2008
$0-$35,000 3.8 14.0 31.9 50.4
$35,001 - $75,000 2.2 7.3 27.8 62.7
$75,001 - $115,000 1.1 4.5 23.4 71.0
$115,001 or more 0.7 2.9 17.3 79.1
 
Parent's or guardian's education3
High school, GED, or less 3.6 11.7 30.4 54.2
Associate's degree 1.9 7.0 30.2 60.8
Bachelor's degree 0.8 5.2 21.0 73.0
Graduate/professional degree 0.7 3.0 ! 18.6 77.7
 
Home language4
English 2.2 7.4 24.9 65.5
Non-English 2.4   10.5   30.2   57.0
1 Black, non-Hispanic includes African American. Hispanic includes Latino. All other races, non-Hispanic includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander, and Two or more races. Parent's or guardian's race/ethnicity is the race/ethnicity of the interviewed parent or guardian.
2 The marital status of the interviewed parent/guardian only. Not married includes divorced, separated, never married, or widowed.
3 Parent's or guardian's education is the highest level of education attained by either the studentís mother, father, or guardian; if data are available for only one parent or guardian, the educational attainment of that parent or guardian.
4 Home language inquires if there is another language other than English regularly spoken in the student's home. Responses of "yes" were coded as non-English.
NOTE: Totals, student's sex, and student race/ethnicity are weighted by W1STUDENT and other variables are weighted by W1PARENT. Totals may not fall within the range of categorical values due to differential item nonresponse. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding. The survey item on planned high school mathematics does not include a response option for less than one year. The question on planned years of high school mathematics includes the student's current year.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-Year.


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