Percentile scores for grade 8 mathematics, by gender and jurisdiction: 2009, 2007, 2005, and 2003
YearJurisdictionMaleFemale
10th percentileStandard Error25th percentileStandard Error50th percentileStandard Error75th percentileStandard Error90th percentileStandard Error10th percentileStandard Error25th percentileStandard Error50th percentileStandard Error75th percentileStandard Error90th percentileStandard Error
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† Not applicable.
NOTE: DCPS = District of Columbia Public Schools. The NAEP Mathematics scale ranges from 0 to 500. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. Analyze results with NAEP Data Explorer.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009 Mathematics Assessments.
2009National public234(0.6)258(0.5)284(0.3)309(0.4)330(0.3)235(0.5)257(0.4)282(0.4)305(0.4)325(0.4)
2009 Large city222(1.0)247(1.2)272(1.1)299(0.9)323(1.3)222(2.1)245(0.9)270(1.0)296(1.1)319(1.0)
2009 Atlanta218(2.1)236(3.2)259(4.0)280(4.5)300(4.6)220(7.6)237(3.5)258(3.5)282(4.6)303(3.1)
2009 Austin240(2.1)262(2.5)288(2.5)316(1.6)336(2.7)239(3.8)262(2.7)288(3.5)313(2.7)333(3.0)
2009 Baltimore City217(3.5)236(2.1)257(3.2)281(6.0)304(6.5)216(4.8)235(2.5)256(2.5)276(3.0)293(2.4)
2009 Boston230(4.0)253(2.5)279(3.3)304(2.4)328(2.7)229(3.1)253(4.0)280(2.0)308(5.9)331(3.5)
2009 Charlotte235(3.7)255(2.3)282(2.4)309(2.3)332(3.5)239(6.3)261(1.8)282(1.5)306(1.6)325(2.9)
2009 Chicago220(2.2)243(2.2)266(1.6)291(2.4)313(3.6)219(4.4)239(2.7)260(2.6)282(2.4)303(2.4)
2009 Cleveland217(2.5)238(2.7)258(1.8)278(2.2)297(1.4)215(3.3)236(3.4)255(2.1)274(2.4)292(3.2)
2009 Detroit194(5.3)215(2.9)240(2.9)261(2.2)280(2.6)197(3.3)216(2.9)236(4.4)258(5.3)283(7.4)
2009 District of Columbia (DCPS)194(2.7)218(1.5)247(6.3)276(8.0)304(3.2)204(3.9)228(3.1)253(2.8)277(4.2)303(2.9)
2009 Fresno211(2.9)236(4.0)261(1.2)287(1.8)310(2.8)208(6.0)230(2.9)254(2.4)280(1.8)305(3.6)
2009 Houston232(2.4)255(1.7)277(1.5)298(1.6)321(3.8)236(1.5)257(2.3)278(2.2)299(2.8)319(5.3)
2009 Jefferson County (KY)223(2.3)247(2.0)273(2.2)298(1.6)320(2.4)224(2.5)246(2.7)270(2.1)294(1.5)315(4.1)
2009 Los Angeles212(4.6)235(2.4)260(1.1)284(0.8)310(3.2)214(3.7)234(1.5)256(1.5)280(2.1)301(2.2)
2009 Miami-Dade228(3.5)251(1.7)274(1.6)298(1.0)318(2.7)230(2.7)250(2.1)273(2.7)294(2.7)314(2.8)
2009 Milwaukee209(1.9)229(4.5)249(2.2)271(4.0)292(3.4)214(4.9)233(3.3)253(2.9)274(3.4)294(3.6)
2009 New York City222(2.2)248(2.9)274(2.4)302(3.5)327(3.3)223(2.1)245(2.4)270(2.4)297(2.2)321(1.6)
2009 Philadelphia217(3.0)240(2.9)262(1.6)288(2.7)311(5.2)223(4.9)243(1.4)265(1.7)286(3.5)314(4.4)
2009 San Diego232(2.9)255(3.2)282(3.3)310(3.9)331(2.7)232(3.8)255(3.3)280(1.9)305(3.4)322(4.3)
2007National public232(0.5)257(0.3)283(0.3)307(0.4)328(0.5)235(0.5)257(0.4)280(0.4)303(0.3)323(0.5)
2007 Large city219(1.9)243(1.1)269(0.9)297(1.5)321(1.9)221(1.6)244(0.7)268(1.0)293(0.7)315(1.3)
2007 Atlanta211(2.5)231(3.8)252(3.0)274(3.9)300(9.8)219(4.6)237(3.4)257(2.1)280(3.9)303(4.0)
2007 Austin235(4.7)259(3.5)283(2.8)312(2.2)332(5.1)234(2.5)258(2.6)282(1.9)308(1.9)330(3.9)
2007 Baltimore City(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2007 Boston229(4.2)251(2.8)275(1.9)303(2.9)327(3.7)231(5.0)251(0.8)276(2.2)300(2.4)323(1.8)
2007 Charlotte230(2.9)254(3.3)281(2.3)309(2.5)335(6.2)235(2.4)258(1.6)284(2.0)309(2.2)333(3.2)
2007 Chicago212(3.3)237(4.3)261(3.1)283(3.5)306(4.8)219(1.8)240(3.2)262(3.2)283(2.0)302(2.5)
2007 Cleveland217(3.2)237(2.6)258(2.5)277(2.8)294(2.7)218(3.1)237(3.6)257(2.5)278(2.6)294(2.4)
2007 Detroit(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2007 District of Columbia (DCPS)201(3.0)224(2.3)248(1.7)272(2.8)295(3.5)205(3.1)226(1.2)248(1.2)271(1.9)294(2.5)
2007 Fresno(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2007 Houston231(5.2)252(1.5)275(1.5)295(2.6)317(5.2)232(2.9)252(1.6)273(2.2)293(2.5)315(2.5)
2007 Jefferson County (KY)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2007 Los Angeles207(1.2)230(2.3)256(1.6)284(3.7)310(2.7)212(3.0)234(1.1)258(2.4)281(1.7)304(3.0)
2007 Miami-Dade(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2007 Milwaukee(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2007 New York City220(4.7)243(1.4)267(2.3)294(3.0)321(3.6)223(4.2)246(2.8)270(1.7)296(2.0)319(3.9)
2007 Philadelphia(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2007 San Diego225(7.8)249(1.5)275(5.1)302(1.8)324(5.0)221(7.3)246(4.4)271(2.2)295(2.6)317(3.9)
2005National public229(0.5)254(0.3)280(0.3)304(0.3)325(0.3)231(0.4)254(0.3)278(0.2)301(0.3)321(0.4)
2005 Large city215(1.4)240(1.0)266(0.8)292(1.2)317(1.0)217(0.7)239(0.9)264(0.7)290(1.3)313(1.0)
2005 Atlanta197(3.4)219(2.5)243(2.2)268(1.6)290(2.0)203(4.4)224(2.5)247(2.0)268(4.1)290(4.2)
2005 Austin232(1.9)254(3.0)282(2.8)309(3.6)334(2.0)228(5.4)255(1.2)281(2.0)306(1.9)328(3.7)
2005 Baltimore City(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2005 Boston215(6.7)241(2.8)267(1.9)293(2.4)321(3.6)224(2.8)246(3.1)273(2.4)299(2.6)325(4.1)
2005 Charlotte226(3.8)251(3.0)280(2.8)307(2.3)331(1.6)233(1.6)258(5.1)283(2.0)309(1.5)330(2.8)
2005 Chicago212(3.3)235(2.2)259(2.6)282(1.8)304(3.3)217(2.3)237(3.0)257(1.5)279(1.9)299(2.1)
2005 Cleveland207(5.2)227(2.3)250(3.3)270(2.5)290(2.9)208(5.7)229(3.8)251(2.6)270(3.1)291(4.4)
2005 Detroit(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2005 District of Columbia (DCPS)198(2.6)220(2.6)245(1.0)269(1.4)293(2.0)202(2.1)223(1.6)244(1.2)266(1.3)287(2.2)
2005 Fresno(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2005 Houston223(1.8)246(2.2)268(1.1)288(2.6)308(2.4)226(4.5)246(2.9)267(1.5)289(1.3)309(2.5)
2005 Jefferson County (KY)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2005 Los Angeles200(3.0)224(5.0)251(2.2)277(2.2)304(2.7)202(2.2)225(2.2)250(1.1)273(1.8)296(2.5)
2005 Miami-Dade(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2005 Milwaukee(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2005 New York City218(2.5)240(2.0)265(2.5)290(2.8)318(3.3)220(2.4)242(4.4)267(3.2)294(3.1)317(3.2)
2005 Philadelphia(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2005 San Diego218(5.3)244(3.7)271(1.9)293(4.5)317(8.4)225(3.5)249(2.5)274(2.4)297(1.5)317(5.4)
2003National public228(0.6)253(0.5)279(0.4)303(0.3)323(0.5)229(0.5)252(0.4)277(0.4)300(0.4)319(0.3)
2003 Large city213(1.1)237(1.6)264(0.6)289(1.2)313(1.8)214(1.7)237(1.5)261(1.4)285(1.4)308(1.5)
2003 Atlanta198(4.9)217(1.3)242(1.5)266(2.8)288(4.0)203(3.1)224(2.3)246(1.6)268(2.5)287(2.0)
2003 Austin(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2003 Baltimore City(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2003 Boston210(3.6)231(5.4)259(1.1)286(1.6)314(4.8)216(5.4)239(1.6)261(1.3)288(3.5)313(3.2)
2003 Charlotte224(4.6)252(2.3)282(1.8)308(3.9)330(2.4)228(4.0)252(5.4)279(1.6)305(3.6)326(2.2)
2003 Chicago210(3.7)233(2.3)257(3.4)278(2.6)298(2.3)210(2.7)232(2.2)254(2.9)276(3.9)296(2.7)
2003 Cleveland215(2.9)233(1.6)254(1.7)274(1.6)292(2.2)215(9.5)233(2.3)252(1.7)271(1.8)289(1.8)
2003 Detroit(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2003 District of Columbia (DCPS)193(5.2)216(2.6)241(1.8)267(3.2)289(1.7)202(1.9)221(1.5)245(2.5)267(1.8)287(2.9)
2003 Fresno(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2003 Houston227(1.8)246(1.3)264(2.3)285(2.2)307(2.4)227(2.5)243(3.1)262(1.4)281(1.3)300(3.5)
2003 Jefferson County (KY)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2003 Los Angeles197(3.1)219(3.8)245(1.0)270(2.4)293(1.8)199(3.8)220(2.0)245(2.4)270(1.8)292(3.8)
2003 Miami-Dade(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2003 Milwaukee(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2003 New York City217(3.2)240(1.7)266(2.9)292(2.9)316(3.0)213(5.7)242(2.1)265(2.7)293(3.3)315(3.9)
2003 Philadelphia(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)(†)
2003 San Diego219(4.3)241(2.7)268(3.6)294(3.7)313(6.7)214(6.1)236(2.4)262(3.1)288(5.7)309(1.9)