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Percentage of public school districts that grant high school diplomas, and among those that grant diplomas, graduation requirements for standard diplomas, by selected public school district characteristics 2011–12

      Among districts that grant high school diplomas, the average number of years of instruction in various subject areas needed for a
standard diploma by hgh school graduates of the class of 20121
 
Selected public school
district characteristic
Percent of
districts that
granted high
school diplomas
  English or
language arts
  Mathematics   Computer
science
  Social sciences
and social
studies
(e.g., history, geography, economics)
  Science   Foreign
languages
 
All public school districts 75.8 4.0 3.3 1.1 3.3 3.0 1.7
 
District size
1 school 48.2 4.0 3.4 1.2 3.3 3.1 1.8  
2-3 schools 85.6 4.0 3.2 1.1 3.3 3.0 1.6  
4-5 schools 91.4 4.0 3.3 1.0 3.3 3.1 1.7  
6-9 schools 92.3 4.0 3.3 1.0 3.3 3.0 1.7  
10-19 schools 92.8 4.0 3.3 0.9 3.3 3.0 1.6  
20 or more schools 95.5 4.0 3.3 1.0 3.2 3.0 1.7  
 
Community type 
City 54.3 4.0 3.4 1.2 3.3 3.1 1.9  
Suburban  73.9 4.0 3.2 1.0 3.3 3.0 1.7  
Town  83.4 4.0 3.3 1.0 3.3 3.0 1.6  
Rural  80.5 4.0 3.3 1.1 3.3 3.1 1.6  
 
District K-12 enrollment
Less than 250 54.5 4.0 3.3 1.2 3.3 3.1 1.7  
250-999   66.9 4.0 3.3 1.1 3.3 3.0 1.7  
1,000-1,999 88.7 4.0 3.3 1.0 3.4 3.1 1.6  
2,000-4,999 94.3 4.0 3.3 1.0 3.3 3.0 1.7  
5,000-9,999 91.7 4.0 3.3 0.9 3.3 3.0 1.6  
10,000 or more 95.2 4.0 3.3 1.0 3.3 3.0 1.6  
 
Percent of K-12 students in
district who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
 
0-34  82.8 4.0 3.2 1.0 3.3 2.9 1.6  
35-49  85.0 4.0 3.2 1.0 3.3 3.0 1.5  
50-74  81.9 4.0 3.4 1.1 3.3 3.1 1.8  
75 or more  58.4 4.0 3.5 1.2 3.3 3.1 1.7  
     District did not participate
in free or reduced-
price lunch program
43.9   4.0   3.4   1.0   3.3   3.0   2.3  
                             
1 Districts that did not have a graduation requirement for a particular subject area were excluded from the computation of the average for that particular subject area. This resulted in the exclusion of 0.2 percent of diploma-granting districts in English or languge arts; 0.2 percent in mathematics; 50.4 percent in computer science; 0.3 percent in social sciences and social studies; 0.3 percent in science; and 58.2 percent in foreign languges.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2011–12.


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