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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 51. Number and percentage of gifted and talented students in public elementary and secondary schools, by sex, race/ethnicity, and state: 2002 
State Total Sex Race/ethnicity Gifted and talented as a percentage of total enrollment
Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific Islander
American Indian/ Alaska Native Total Sex Race/ethnicity
Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian/ Pacific Islander American Indian/ Alaska Native
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
United States 3,002,040   (21,496) 1,462,940   (10,421) 1,539,100   (11,360) 2,179,250   (17,675) 253,140   (2,312) 312,450   (4,432) 229,360   (4,794) 27,840   (1,005) 6.4 6.1 6.7 7.8 3.1 3.7 11.1 4.9
Alabama 32,090   (309) 16,240   (151) 15,850   (160) 26,130   (304) 4,870   (#) 270   (7) 570   (2) 260   (1) 4.5 4.4 4.6 6.0 1.9 2.2 9.1 4.8
Alaska 5,040   (51) 2,590   (22) 2,460   (30) 4,230   (44) 110   (#) 120   (1) 330   (2) 260   (10) 3.9 3.9 3.9 5.5 1.8 2.3 4.2 0.8
Arizona 56,670   (741) 29,000   (349) 27,660   (405) 40,240   (595) 1,490   (26) 9,580   (152) 2,860   (40) 2,510 ! (345) 6.3 6.2 6.3 8.8 3.5 3.0 14.1 3.8
Arkansas 46,500   (2,252) 21,560   (1,098) 24,940   (1,172) 38,270   (2,140) 6,910   (318) 620   (53) 600   (29) 90 ! (8) 10.3 9.3 11.3 12.1 6.4 3.4 13.0 4.6
California 445,870   (11,279) 217,840   (5,288) 228,030   (6,064) 220,770   (7,401) 18,600   (537) 107,430   (2,960) 96,690   (4,430) 2,390   (142) 7.2 6.9 7.6 10.7 3.7 3.8 13.3 4.8
                                                                 
Colorado 50,610   (857) 25,250   (395) 25,360   (470) 39,640   (773) 2,180   (15) 6,230   (82) 2,090   (12) 460   (64) 6.7 6.6 6.9 8.0 5.1 3.5 9.3 5.3
Connecticut 18,990 ! (1,391) 9,190 ! (723) 9,800 ! (685) 16,030 ! (1,249) 1,180 ! (150) 790   (43) 960 ! (127) 20 ! (6) 3.3 3.1 3.4 4.0 1.4 1.0 5.3 1.6
Delaware1  6,140   (†) 2,840   (†) 3,300   (†) 4,640   (†) 940   (†) 180   (†) 370   (†) 10   (†) 5.5 5.0 6.1 7.2 2.7 2.1 13.0 3.7
District of Columbia1    (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Florida 111,640   (963) 57,100   (501) 54,540   (464) 73,620   (850) 11,990   (70) 21,130   (80) 4,560   (31) 340   (5) 4.6 4.5 4.6 5.8 2.0 4.0 9.3 5.0
                                                                 
Georgia 113,360   (3,708) 54,090   (1,750) 59,270   (1,962) 87,220   (3,228) 18,630   (526) 1,890   (83) 5,530   (163) 100   (3) 7.9 7.4 8.4 11.8 3.3 2.0 15.5 4.9
Hawaii2  11,000   (1,158) 4,640   (523) 6,360   (644) 2,370   (251) 120   (22) 170   (30) 8,300   (956) 40   (6) 6.8 5.5 8.2 8.2 3.2 4.0 6.7 4.4
Idaho 10,180   (740) 5,220   (368) 4,960   (382) 9,520   (712) 50   (6) 370 ! (44) 200   (20) 40 ! (8) 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.1 2.3 1.3 5.3 1.1
Illinois 136,200   (5,081) 65,020   (2,446) 71,180   (2,693) 105,250   (4,378) 12,780   (702) 9,100   (509) 8,920   (836) 140 ! (15) 6.7 6.2 7.1 8.7 3.0 2.8 12.6 3.2
Indiana 70,320   (3,760) 32,530   (1,807) 37,790   (1,979) 62,520   (3,537) 4,830 ! (802) 1,320 ! (193) 1,570   (174) 90 ! (19) 7.1 6.4 7.8 7.8 3.5 3.2 15.0 3.8
                                                                 
Iowa 42,140   (1,697) 20,830   (851) 21,310   (877) 38,910   (1,540) 1,140   (114) 820   (69) 1,140   (53) 140 ! (11) 8.6 8.3 9.0 9.0 5.4 3.8 13.3 4.7
Kansas 14,930   (282) 8,110   (161) 6,810   (147) 13,450   (271) 430   (9) 350   (7) 580   (15) 120   (11) 3.3 3.4 3.1 3.8 1.0 0.8 5.5 1.9
Kentucky 73,470   (2,718) 35,090   (1,326) 38,380   (1,420) 68,650   (2,544) 3,370   (321) 370   (31) 1,020 ! (97) 60 ! (10) 11.7 10.8 12.8 12.6 5.0 4.6 20.0 5.3
Louisiana 25,340   (405) 12,950   (236) 12,390   (171) 17,470   (354) 6,240   (62) 440   (5) 1,070   (2) 120   (1) 3.4 3.4 3.4 4.9 1.8 3.6 11.4 2.5
Maine 7,960   (529) 4,040   (281) 3,920   (255) 7,780   (521) 40 ! (6) 10   (1) 110 ! (13) 10 ! (4) 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.1 1.4 0.9 4.6 1.3
                                                                 
Maryland1  96,210   (†) 45,820   (†) 50,390   (†) 61,400   (†) 16,020   (†) 6,020   (†) 12,540   (†) 240   (†) 11.3 10.5 12.1 13.9 5.0 12.2 30.8 7.5
Massachusetts 9,000 ! (1,151) 4,320 ! (564) 4,680 ! (596) 7,170 ! (1,064) 520   (36) 510   (37) 780   (89) 20 ! (4) 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.2 0.6 0.5 2.0 0.6
Michigan 65,210 ! (6,849) 31,840 ! (3,572) 33,380 ! (3,329) 54,640 ! (5,573) 4,720 ! (857) 2,410 ! (867) 3,120 ! (557) 330 ! (60) 3.8 3.6 4.0 4.4 1.4 3.8 8.5 1.6
Minnesota 53,140   (1,346) 26,210   (640) 26,930   (713) 47,150   (1,300) 2,090   (15) 910   (20) 2,670   (35) 320   (10) 6.3 6.1 6.6 6.9 3.5 2.5 6.1 2.1
Mississippi 31,570   (852) 15,220   (363) 16,350   (500) 23,290   (666) 7,620   (269) 220   (19) 410   (49) 30   (2) 6.4 6.0 6.7 10.2 3.0 4.3 11.5 3.7
                                                                 
Missouri 35,120   (706) 18,240   (359) 16,880   (370) 30,910   (683) 2,800   (123) 340   (16) 1,000   (30) 70 ! (10) 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.4 1.7 1.7 8.9 2.3
Montana 7,240   (304) 3,630   (146) 3,610   (161) 6,700   (286) 20   (2) 70   (4) 90   (5) 360 ! (47) 4.9 4.8 5.0 5.2 2.1 2.3 6.0 2.5
Nebraska 32,740   (780) 16,040   (388) 16,700   (401) 29,250   (750) 1,500   (6) 1,040   (36) 740   (7) 210 ! (66) 11.8 11.2 12.3 13.0 7.8 4.2 16.7 4.0
Nevada1  16,040   (†) 8,290   (†) 7,750   (†) 11,330   (†) 1,050   (†) 2,000   (†) 1,540   (†) 120   (†) 4.4 4.4 4.4 6.0 2.7 1.9 6.7 1.9
New Hampshire 3,870   (358) 1,920   (171) 1,950 ! (198) 3,730   (352) 10   (1) 30 ! (5) 100   (4) #   (†) 1.9 1.8 2.0 1.9 0.5 0.6 2.8 #
                                                                 
New Jersey 103,390   (7,178) 46,850   (3,173) 56,540 ! (4,332) 76,490 ! (6,414) 10,100   (938) 7,180   (666) 9,520   (719) 100 ! (21) 7.6 6.7 8.6 9.8 3.9 3.2 10.5 5.8
New Mexico 12,300   (358) 6,780   (184) 5,510   (181) 7,810   (231) 190   (4) 3,560   (179) 290   (27) 450   (33) 3.8 4.1 3.5 7.3 2.4 2.2 8.1 1.2
New York 66,330   (4,517) 32,280   (2,276) 34,050   (2,265) 53,200   (4,168) 5,300   (260) 3,550   (281) 4,160   (349) 110 ! (12) 2.3 2.2 2.4 3.4 1.0 0.7 2.2 1.0
North Carolina 135,890   (4,935) 64,790   (2,430) 71,100   (2,523) 113,900   (4,297) 14,250   (563) 2,190   (177) 4,260   (474) 1,290 ! (606) 10.3 9.6 11.1 14.5 3.7 2.6 15.1 5.0
North Dakota 3,380   (78) 1,670   (36) 1,710   (42) 2,590   (48) 80   (1) 60   (#) 90   (2) 560   (58) 3.3 3.2 3.5 2.9 6.4 5.8 11.1 6.5
                                                                 
Ohio 120,710   (5,970) 60,510   (3,080) 60,190   (2,930) 104,300   (5,672) 12,510   (391) 1,010 ! (107) 2,770   (273) 110 ! (12) 6.7 6.5 6.9 7.2 4.3 2.4 12.1 4.7
Oklahoma 86,090   (1,835) 41,740   (913) 44,360   (951) 61,670   (1,424) 5,490   (134) 3,400   (152) 2,220   (46) 13,320   (680) 14.0 13.2 14.9 16.0 8.5 7.7 24.5 12.1
Oregon 40,980   (748) 21,620   (424) 19,360   (337) 36,040   (685) 680   (8) 1,240   (98) 2,640   (34) 380   (43) 7.5 7.7 7.4 8.5 4.2 1.8 11.0 3.3
Pennsylvania 78,550   (2,799) 41,330   (1,492) 37,220   (1,342) 67,460   (2,634) 6,610   (274) 1,450   (147) 2,950   (246) 80 ! (11) 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.9 2.4 1.8 7.9 3.8
Rhode Island 2,710   (274) 1,180   (115) 1,530   (158) 2,220 ! (270) 170   (6) 190   (7) 110   (2) 10   (1) 1.7 1.5 2.0 2.0 1.3 0.7 2.4 1.7
                                                                 
South Carolina 72,350   (3,454) 34,060   (1,689) 38,290   (1,772) 56,560   (2,859) 13,630   (688) 770   (55) 1,260   (126) 130   (12) 10.6 9.8 11.5 15.6 4.7 4.8 18.0 5.8
South Dakota 3,840   (208) 2,070   (115) 1,770   (93) 3,580   (205) 30   (#) 20   (#) 60   (3) 150   (#) 3.0 3.1 2.8 3.3 1.4 0.7 4.5 1.2
Tennessee 27,090   (913) 12,960   (505) 14,130   (416) 17,410   (878) 8,660   (41) 240   (5) 730   (22) 40 ! (8) 3.1 2.9 3.4 2.9 4.0 1.1 7.3 2.8
Texas 341,290   (5,210) 164,360   (2,544) 176,930   (2,709) 190,350   (4,034) 27,150   (479) 104,120   (2,997) 18,730   (440) 940   (39) 8.3 7.7 8.8 11.5 4.9 5.8 15.8 7.3
Utah 11,860   (141) 5,830   (64) 6,030   (77) 9,970   (134) 150   (#) 870   (7) 790   (#) 80   (#) 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5 3.0 1.8 5.8 1.1
                                                                 
Vermont 1,720 ! (269) 780 ! (119) 940 ! (153) 1,690 ! (265) 10 ! (3) #   (†) 10 ! (4) #   (†) 1.8 1.6 2.0 1.8 1.1 0.3 1.1 0.5
Virginia 129,770   (3,208) 62,850   (1,582) 66,930   (1,647) 101,860   (2,520) 12,720   (581) 4,060   (353) 10,890   (288) 240   (10) 11.0 10.4 11.6 14.0 3.9 5.6 20.9 7.6
Washington 47,300   (1,121) 23,030   (620) 24,270   (536) 38,800   (1,008) 1,020   (31) 2,090   (75) 4,890   (123) 500 ! (48) 4.7 4.5 5.0 5.3 1.8 1.9 6.3 2.0
West Virginia 5,850   (581) 3,210   (316) 2,640   (269) 5,570   (549) 120   (20) 20 ! (4) 130 ! (30) 10 ! (7) 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.0 1.5 8.4 1.9
Wisconsin 79,480   (3,338) 38,140   (1,580) 41,340   (1,797) 73,080   (3,220) 2,010   (59) 1,590   (57) 2,380   (127) 410 ! (118) 9.3 8.7 9.9 10.7 2.3 3.6 8.2 3.1
Wyoming 2,610   (309) 1,240   (151) 1,360   (160) 2,410   (304) 20   (#) 110   (7) 40   (2) 10   (1) 3.1 2.9 3.4 3.3 1.9 1.7 5.3 0.5
—Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
!Interpret data with caution.
1 State/jurisdiction has 25 or fewer school districts; therefore, data are based on universe count (instead of samples).
2 State has only one school district, but is sampled within the district.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, OCR Elementary and Secondary School Survey: 2002. (This table was prepared July 2006.)