Table 26. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by years of planned high school mathematics and discussion of courses to take: 2009

Years of planned high school math
Discussion of math and other courses to take One year   Two years   Three years   Four or
more years
Total  2.8 8.7 27.2 61.3
                 
Talked about math courses to take this year with. . .
Mother or female guardian1
Yes 1.4 6.2 24.3 68.0
No 3.9 11.2 30.2 54.7
Father or male guardian1
Yes 1.0 4.6 21.7 72.7
No 3.3 10.5 29.8 56.4
Friends
Yes 2.2 6.6 24.0 67.3
No 3.0 9.6 28.7 58.8
Favorite teacher
Yes 2.4 6.7 21.1 69.7
No 2.8 9.1 28.7 59.4
School counselor
Yes 1.7 6.4 25.2 66.6
No 3.0 9.2 27.7 60.1
None of these people
Yes 4.0 11.8 29.2 55.0
No 2.2 7.4 26.5 63.9
 
Talked about other courses to take except math and science this year with
Mother or female guardian1
Yes 1.4 6.5 23.4 68.6
No 4.0 11.0 31.5 53.4
Father or male guardian1
Yes 1.2 4.9 21.1 72.7
No 3.3 10.4 30.5 55.8
Friends
Yes 1.9 6.5 25.2 66.4
No 3.3 9.9 28.5 58.3
Favorite teacher
Yes 2.5 6.8 22.6 68.1
No 2.8 8.9 28.0 60.3
School counselor
Yes 1.7 6.7 22.1 69.5
No 3.0 9.0 28.5 59.5
None of these people
Yes 4.5 11.8 31.2 52.6
No 2.2 7.5 25.9 64.5
1 Students who did not have the appropriate parent/guardian were not included.
NOTE: All estimates are weighted by W1STUDENT. 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.