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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 154. Percentage of high school sophomores who participate in various school-sponsored extracurricular activities, by selected student characteristics: 1990 and 2002
Selected student characteristic Academic clubs Sports Cheerleading and drill team Hobby clubs Music (band, orchestra,
chorus, or choir)
Vocational clubs
Any sport Interscholastic1  Intramural1 
1990 2002 1990 2002 2002 2002 1990 2002 1990 2002 1990 2002 1990 2002
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
All sophomores 30.7 (0.62) 8.4 (0.33) 52.2 (0.69) 54.8 (0.63) 48.8 (0.64) 33.0 (0.52) 9.1 (0.43) 13.7 (0.46) 7.3 (0.37) 9.5 (0.34) 21.5 (0.59) 21.5 (0.52) 11.7 (0.54) 8.3 (0.43)
Sex                                                        
Male 27.4 (0.83) 6.8 (0.38) 63.0 (0.89) 61.0 (0.81) 55.0 (0.80) 38.5 (0.77) 2.1 (0.45) 8.1 (0.52) 7.9 (0.52) 8.1 (0.41) 15.6 (0.63) 16.3 (0.60) 11.0 (0.65) 7.6 (0.53)
Female 34.0 (0.87) 9.9 (0.46) 41.4 (0.89) 48.5 (0.85) 42.5 (0.84) 27.4 (0.64) 15.8 (0.68) 19.2 (0.63) 6.7 (0.50) 10.9 (0.50) 27.3 (0.85) 26.8 (0.71) 12.3 (0.69) 9.1 (0.53)
                                                         
Race/ethnicity                                                        
White 31.7 (0.72) 8.9 (0.43) 53.5 (0.78) 57.0 (0.79) 52.3 (0.77) 30.9 (0.68) 8.3 (0.38) 13.2 (0.54) 7.5 (0.46) 9.7 (0.47) 22.3 (0.68) 23.9 (0.65) 12.2 (0.64) 9.3 (0.60)
Black 26.2 (1.91) 7.3 (0.67) 51.4 (2.22) 55.0 (1.48) 47.8 (1.51) 39.6 (1.21) 15.7 (2.34) 18.5 (1.16) 5.2 (0.78) 7.8 (0.68) 23.0 (1.77) 21.6 (1.33) 13.7 (1.84) 7.9 (0.81)
Hispanic 27.2 (1.57) 6.1 (0.60) 43.9 (1.82) 48.3 (1.59) 40.0 (1.57) 35.3 (1.41) 8.3 (0.86) 12.3 (0.97) 6.7 (0.67) 8.0 (0.64) 14.8 (1.19) 13.0 (0.91) 7.4 (0.87) 5.4 (0.63)
Asian/Pacific Islander 36.7 (2.24) 14.3 (1.33) 54.9 (2.86) 47.7 (1.87) 38.6 (1.99) 29.5 (1.37) 5.2 (0.98) 9.1 (1.06) 11.8 (1.47) 15.5 (1.41) 20.6 (2.76) 15.5 (1.56) 5.1 (0.81) 5.2 (0.57)
American Indian/Alaska Native 31.9 (4.66) 5.2 (2.15) 44.2 (5.05) 54.6 (5.33) 44.4 (5.45) 40.8 (5.94) 11.3 (3.06) 10.8 (2.90) 8.4 (2.83) 5.3 (2.23) 17.3 (3.66) 12.3 (3.75) 16.9 (3.30) 14.3 (3.61)
                                                         
Test performance quartile2                                                         
Lowest test quartile 22.5 (1.21) 4.4 (0.43) 47.4 (1.42) 47.7 (1.03) 40.5 (1.04) 38.2 (0.93) 9.5 (0.95) 15.0 (0.82) 6.5 (0.59) 6.3 (0.52) 16.0 (0.87) 15.3 (0.78) 17.3 (1.19) 8.9 (0.63)
Second test quartile 29.9 (1.18) 5.1 (0.44) 50.8 (1.22) 52.5 (1.03) 45.1 (1.03) 37.5 (1.00) 8.6 (0.94) 14.4 (0.74) 6.1 (0.58) 7.3 (0.50) 20.5 (1.08) 18.7 (0.78) 13.2 (0.86) 9.5 (0.70)
Third test quartile 30.3 (1.15) 8.1 (0.56) 51.8 (1.22) 56.5 (1.06) 50.6 (1.05) 32.1 (0.97) 9.2 (0.82) 13.7 (0.74) 7.6 (0.65) 10.8 (0.63) 22.1 (1.05) 23.0 (0.88) 11.4 (0.90) 7.6 (0.64)
Highest test quartile 40.0 (1.17) 15.6 (0.80) 59.0 (1.25) 62.3 (1.04) 58.5 (1.05) 24.3 (0.87) 9.0 (0.72) 11.7 (0.73) 8.7 (0.75) 13.4 (0.75) 26.9 (1.05) 28.7 (1.02) 6.7 (0.60) 7.4 (0.67)
                                                         
Socioeconomic status3                                                         
Low 26.3 (1.05) 5.6 (0.46) 42.0 (1.19) 44.9 (1.09) 37.3 (1.12) 32.3 (0.97) 8.2 (0.82) 13.5 (0.73) 5.8 (0.56) 6.7 (0.50) 18.3 (0.93) 15.6 (0.75) 17.1 (1.15) 9.2 (0.76)
Middle 31.5 (0.89) 7.2 (0.38) 52.7 (0.92) 54.9 (0.82) 48.8 (0.82) 34.1 (0.72) 9.6 (0.65) 14.2 (0.60) 7.1 (0.55) 8.8 (0.39) 22.1 (0.77) 21.6 (0.64) 11.4 (0.67) 8.6 (0.50)
High 34.9 (1.16) 13.3 (0.74) 63.2 (1.21) 64.3 (1.05) 59.9 (1.10) 31.3 (0.90) 9.3 (0.65) 12.8 (0.78) 9.4 (0.68) 13.5 (0.79) 24.4 (1.09) 27.1 (1.02) 6.5 (0.54) 7.0 (0.57)
                                                         
Region                                                        
Northeast 26.9 (1.35) 7.6 (0.85) 55.7 (1.49) 59.3 (1.36) 52.7 (1.42) 34.9 (1.14) 8.0 (0.66) 14.5 (1.26) 11.0 (1.21) 11.2 (0.78) 22.7 (1.33) 20.8 (1.29) 3.5 (0.46) 4.9 (0.63)
Midwest 33.4 (1.27) 6.8 (0.57) 58.3 (1.27) 57.9 (1.36) 52.7 (1.33) 31.2 (1.15) 8.6 (0.63) 13.7 (0.89) 5.4 (0.53) 8.8 (0.77) 26.6 (1.22) 27.5 (1.07) 11.7 (1.17) 8.0 (1.10)
South 32.6 (1.06) 10.8 (0.58) 46.3 (1.16) 52.7 (0.89) 47.3 (0.92) 32.2 (0.77) 11.3 (0.96) 15.4 (0.76) 5.9 (0.53) 9.8 (0.50) 18.8 (0.93) 21.4 (0.85) 18.6 (1.10) 11.5 (0.73)
West 27.5 (1.32) 7.0 (0.66) 51.6 (1.59) 50.9 (1.53) 43.6 (1.53) 34.5 (1.20) 6.8 (0.71) 10.4 (0.88) 8.7 (0.78) 8.5 (0.77) 18.2 (1.30) 15.8 (0.95) 7.2 (0.86) 7.0 (0.80)
                                                         
Sophomore's school sector                                                        
Public 31.0 (0.65) 8.1 (0.37) 50.8 (0.70) 53.2 (0.67) 47.2 (0.67) 32.7 (0.55) 9.2 (0.46) 13.8 (0.49) 6.7 (0.38) 8.9 (0.35) 22.1 (0.61) 21.2 (0.53) 12.6 (0.60) 8.8 (0.46)
Catholic 28.6 (2.40) 11.3 (0.51) 66.5 (2.76) 73.1 (1.38) 67.7 (1.61) 35.4 (1.50) 7.1 (1.18) 10.7 (1.06) 12.3 (1.53) 17.1 (1.35) 12.6 (1.60) 18.1 (1.82) 2.8 (0.64) 2.2 (0.37)
Other private 29.1 (4.60) 10.5 (0.56) 68.0 (4.46) 73.9 (2.16) 68.3 (2.81) 37.0 (2.64) 9.9 (2.47) 15.5 (1.96) 13.1 (3.50) 14.8 (2.14) 25.7 (5.01) 33.9 (3.61) 5.5 (2.32) 3.8 (1.02)
1 Interscholastic refers to competition between teams from different schools. Intramural refers to competition between teams or students within the same school. Data on these categories are available only for 2002.
2 Composite test performance quartile on mathematics, reading, science, and social studies in 1990 and composite test performance quartile on mathematics, reading, and science in 2002.
3 Socioeconomic status (SES) was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupations, and family income.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002); and America's High School Sophomores: A Ten Year Comparison, 1980–1990, National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/90), "First Follow-up, 1990." (This table was prepared December 2006.)