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Table 9. Percentage of public school districts that grant high school diplomas, and among those that grant diplomas, graduation requirements for standard diplomas, by state: 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  
State 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  
United States 75.8   4.0   3.3   1.1   3.3   3.0   1.7  
                             
Alabama 87.0   4.0   4.0   0.7   4.0   4.0   1.7  
Alaska 100.0   4.0   3.1   1.4   3.0   2.8   1.8  
Arizona 56.7   4.0   3.3   1.2   3.1   2.7   2.2  
Arkansas 94.0   4.0   4.0   1.1   3.2   3.2   1.6  
California 47.5   4.0   2.6   1.0   3.1   2.2   1.3  
                             
Colorado 93.8   3.9   3.2   1.3   3.2   3.0   1.6  
Connecticut 64.6   4.0   3.1   0.9   3.1   2.8   1.6  
Delaware 54.1   4.0   4.0   1.3   3.3   3.2   2.2  
District of Columbia 33.5 ! 4.0   4.0   1.0   4.0   4.0   2.6  
Florida 100.0   4.0   3.9   0.9   3.1   3.1   1.7  
                             
Georgia 100.0   4.0   3.9   1.0   3.5   3.9   2.0  
Hawaii              
Idaho 92.6   4.0   2.8   1.0   2.8   2.7   1.1  
Illinois 51.5   4.0   3.0   0.8   2.6   2.4   1.2  
Indiana 86.7   3.9   2.8   0.9   2.8   2.7   2.2  
                             
Iowa 84.5   4.0   3.2   1.4   3.3   3.1   2.6  
Kansas 100.0   4.0   3.0   1.0   3.1   3.0   1.5  
Kentucky 90.7   4.0   3.9   0.9   3.0   3.1   1.7  
Louisiana 82.1   4.0   3.7   1.3   3.4   3.4   2.0  
Maine 69.1   4.0   3.3   0.8   3.0   3.1   1.8  
                             
Maryland 93.3 ! 4.0   3.6   1.3   3.3   3.2   2.0  
Massachusetts 75.2   4.0   3.5   0.9   3.3   3.1   2.2  
Michigan 67.5   4.0   3.9   0.9   3.1   3.1   1.8  
Minnesota 80.3   4.0   3.0   0.8   3.7   3.0   1.3  
Mississippi 92.8   4.0   4.0   1.1   3.8   3.8   1.2  
                             
Missouri 83.1   4.0   3.1   0.8   3.1   3.0   1.2  
Montana 54.4   4.0   2.7   1.1   2.8   2.3   1.1  
Nebraska 94.0   4.0   3.1   1.2   3.2   2.7   1.6  
Nevada 94.8 ! 4.0   3.3   0.6   2.7   2.5   2.0  
New Hampshire 66.2   4.0   3.1   0.7   2.9   2.5   1.9  
                             
New Jersey 39.6   4.0   3.1   1.2   3.0   3.0   1.4  
New Mexico 96.3   4.0   3.5   1.1   3.4   3.0   1.6  
New York 84.4   4.0   3.0   1.0   4.0   2.9   1.4  
North Carolina 68.2   4.0   3.6   2.1   3.1   3.0   2.1  
North Dakota 79.4   4.0   3.0   1.0   3.3   3.0   1.2  
                             
Ohio 81.1   4.0   3.2   0.9   3.1   3.1   1.4  
Oklahoma 78.9   4.0   3.1   1.8   3.0   3.0   1.9  
Oregon 100.0   4.0   3.0   1.1   3.1   3.0   1.5  
Pennsylvania 88.5   4.0   3.6   1.1   3.7   3.4   1.7  
Rhode Island 76.2   4.0   3.9   0.7   3.0   3.2   1.8  
                             
South Carolina 98.1   4.0   3.9   1.0   2.9   3.0   1.1  
South Dakota 99.0   4.0   3.0   0.9   3.1   2.8   1.2  
Tennessee 89.1   3.9   3.5   0.9   3.0   3.0   1.9  
Texas 86.5   4.0   3.9   1.2   3.9   3.9   2.0  
Utah 73.8   4.0   3.1   0.8   2.9   3.0   1.8  
                             
Vermont 72.0   4.1   3.1   0.7   3.3   3.1   1.1  
Virginia 58.0   4.0   3.1   1.3   3.2   3.0   1.9  
Washington 80.3   3.8   2.7   0.9   3.0   2.2   1.5  
West Virginia 81.8   4.0   3.9   1.1   3.9   3.3   1.8  
Wisconsin 95.1   4.0   2.5   0.6   3.1   2.4   1.5  
Wyoming 90.1   4.0   3.0   1.0   3.1   3.0   1.2  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
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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