Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 53. Percentage of gifted and talented students in public elementary and secondary schools, by sex, race/ethnicity, and state: 2004 and 2006
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State Total Sex Race/ethnicity
Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaska Native
2004 2006 2004   2006 2004 2006 2004 2006 2004 2006 2004 2006 2004 2006 2004 2006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
United States 6.7   (0.05) 6.7 (0.04) 6.3   (0.05) 6.3 (0.04) 7.0   (0.06) 7.0 (0.05) 7.9   (0.07) 8.0 (0.07) 3.5   (0.05) 3.6   (0.05) 4.3   (0.05) 4.2   (0.04) 11.9   (0.20) 13.1   (0.29) 5.2   (0.20) 5.2   (0.24)
Alabama 4.8   (0.11) 5.5 (0.06) 4.6   (0.11) 5.2 (0.06) 4.9   (0.11) 5.7 (0.07) 6.3   (0.16) 7.1 (0.11) 2.4   (0.09) 2.8   (0.06) 2.3   (0.17) 2.9   (0.09) 9.4   (0.50) 10.2   (0.45) 4.9   (0.54) 6.1   (0.43)
Alaska 4.1   (0.19) 4.1 (0.19) 3.9   (0.19) 4.0 (0.19) 4.2   (0.19) 4.3 (0.19) 5.8   (0.22) 5.8 (0.22) 2.1   (0.03) 2.5   (0.02) 2.3   (0.11) 2.5   (0.13) 4.5   (0.45) 5.0   (0.52) 1.0   (0.08) 1.1   (0.12)
Arizona 5.9   (0.17) 6.3 (0.11) 5.9   (0.17) 6.3 (0.12) 5.9   (0.17) 6.3 (0.11) 8.4   (0.26) 9.1 (0.21) 3.5   (0.14) 3.4   (0.06) 3.3   (0.13) 3.5   (0.07) 13.9   (0.54) 14.2   (0.21) 4.0   (1.09) 3.7   (0.92)
Arkansas 9.9   (0.65) 9.5 (0.43) 8.8   (0.63) 8.6 (0.41) 11.0   (0.67) 10.5 (0.50) 11.2   (0.80) 10.7 (0.53) 7.1   (0.90) 7.3   (0.73) 5.8 ! (2.39) 5.8 ! (2.29) 10.6   (0.78) 10.3   (0.62) 4.7   (1.21) 8.2   (1.35)
California 8.4   (0.18) 8.3 (0.21) 8.0   (0.16) 8.0 (0.21) 8.8   (0.20) 8.6 (0.23) 12.0   (0.36) 11.9 (0.42) 4.6   (0.16) 4.3   (0.16) 5.1   (0.13) 4.8   (0.11) 14.6   (0.56) 16.1   (0.89) 6.5   (0.56) 5.8   (0.62)
                                                                                         
Colorado 6.7   (0.11) 6.8 (0.11) 6.6   (0.11) 6.9 (0.11) 6.8   (0.12) 6.8 (0.11) 7.9   (0.14) 8.2 (0.16) 5.2   (0.03) 5.0   (0.02) 3.9   (0.14) 3.8   (0.07) 9.6   (0.11) 10.4   (0.09) 4.5   (0.39) 4.3   (0.29)
Connecticut 3.0   (0.32) 3.8 (0.41) 2.9   (0.31) 3.5 (0.40) 3.2   (0.34) 4.0 (0.44) 3.5   (0.38) 4.3 (0.44) 1.7   (0.44) 2.3   (0.59) 1.4   (0.33) 1.8   (0.42) 5.7   (0.68) 7.3   (0.95) 1.7   (0.44)   (†)
Delaware1 4.6   (†) 5.6 (†) 4.0   (†) 4.9 (†) 5.3   (†) 6.3 (†) 6.1   (†) 6.8 (†) 2.2   (†) 3.6   (†) 1.7   (†) 3.5   (†) 11.5   (†) 13.2   (†) 3.4   (†) 3.7   (†)
District of
     Columbia
  (†) (†)   (†) (†)   (†) (†)   (†) (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Florida 4.5   (0.06) 4.7 (0.05) 4.5   (0.06) 4.7 (0.05) 4.5   (0.05) 4.8 (0.05) 5.7   (0.11) 6.1 (0.10) 2.0   (0.02) 2.0   (0.02) 4.0   (0.02) 4.4   (0.03) 8.8   (0.08) 9.3   (0.06) 4.6   (0.12) 5.0   (0.15)
                                                                                         
Georgia 8.9   (0.30) 9.3 (0.35) 8.3   (0.29) 8.6 (0.33) 9.5   (0.31) 10.0 (0.39) 13.6   (0.59) 14.1 (0.69) 3.7   (0.15) 4.1   (0.15) 2.6   (0.25) 3.1   (0.17) 18.8   (0.41) 19.3   (0.71) 7.6   (0.49) 9.6   (0.65)
Hawaii2 5.7   (0.57) 6.2 (†) 4.4   (0.42) 5.1 (†) 7.0   (0.74) 7.5 (†) 7.7   (0.95) 9.7 (†) 2.9   (0.53) 2.9   (†) 2.6   (0.36) 3.9   (†) 5.5   (0.59) 5.8   (†) 4.3   (0.76) 4.8   (†)
Idaho 3.9   (0.23) 4.2 (0.20) 3.9   (0.21) 4.3 (0.20) 3.9   (0.24) 4.1 (0.21) 4.4   (0.26) 4.7 (0.23) 1.7   (0.20) 2.0   (0.14) 0.9   (0.13) 1.3   (0.12) 6.9   (0.38) 6.1   (0.46) 1.2   (0.28) 1.0   (0.23)
Illinois 5.4   (0.22) 5.8 (0.24) 5.0   (0.20) 5.4 (0.23) 5.8   (0.24) 6.3 (0.28) 6.7   (0.33) 7.0 (0.39) 2.5   (0.18) 4.2   (0.40) 2.8   (0.13) 3.1   (0.08) 13.1   (0.98) 13.3   (0.97) 5.4   (1.15) 5.1   (0.83)
Indiana 7.1   (0.49) 7.9 (0.40) 6.3   (0.44) 7.0 (0.36) 7.9   (0.55) 8.8 (0.49) 7.7   (0.52) 8.7 (0.50) 3.8   (0.78) 4.1   (0.54) 3.8   (0.66) 3.9   (0.39) 15.5   (2.71) 14.1   (2.08) 6.7   (1.64) 3.9   (0.56)
                                                                                         
Iowa 8.5   (0.38) 8.2 (0.26) 8.2   (0.37) 7.9 (0.25) 8.9   (0.40) 8.5 (0.29) 9.0   (0.41) 8.8 (0.30) 4.6   (0.33) 3.9   (0.11) 3.7   (0.61) 3.1   (0.38) 13.5   (1.10) 12.2   (0.97) 3.6   (0.35) 2.9   (0.25)
Kansas 3.3   (0.11) 3.0 (0.12) 3.5   (0.11) 3.2 (0.13) 3.1   (0.11) 2.9 (0.12) 3.9   (0.15) 3.6 (0.16) 1.1   (0.05) 1.0   (0.04) 1.0   (0.08) 0.8   (0.04) 5.5   (0.17) 5.4   (0.25) 1.5   (0.19) 1.8   (0.20)
Kentucky 13.0   (0.54) 14.6 (0.50) 11.9   (0.51) 13.2 (0.47) 14.2   (0.57) 16.1 (0.60) 14.2   (0.62) 15.8 (0.64) 5.2   (0.54) 7.0   (0.60) 4.6   (0.46) 5.7   (0.38) 20.2   (1.48) 21.3   (1.14) 6.6   (1.24) 7.2   (0.96)
Louisiana 3.9   (0.32) 3.4 (0.13) 3.8   (0.31) 3.2 (0.13) 4.0   (0.34) 3.5 (0.14) 5.5   (0.60) 4.8 (0.26) 1.9   (0.07) 1.6   (0.04) 4.2   (0.34) 3.3   (0.12) 11.7   (0.91) 11.7   (0.34) 2.6 ! (1.04) 2.7   (0.78)
Maine 3.0   (0.36) 3.2 (0.19) 2.9   (0.33) 3.1 (0.18) 3.2   (0.39) 3.4 (0.22) 3.1   (0.37) 3.3 (0.20) 1.3   (0.22) 1.1   (0.12) 1.2   (0.27) 2.3   (0.54) 3.8   (0.80) 5.6   (0.60) 0.8 ! (0.35) 3.1 ! (1.29)
                                                                                         
Maryland1 13.8   (†) 16.1 (†) 12.9   (†) 15.0 (†) 14.7   (†) 17.2 (†) 17.0   (†) 21.1 (†) 6.7   (†) 7.0   (†) 14.5   (†) 14.7   (†) 33.8   (†) 37.8   (†) 9.8   (†) 12.6   (†)
Massachusetts 0.8   (0.13) 0.7 (0.10) 0.7   (0.12) 0.6 (0.08) 0.9   (0.14) 0.8 (0.15) 0.8   (0.14) 0.6 (0.12) 0.7   (0.13) 0.7   (0.05) 0.8   (0.21) 0.5   (0.04) 1.9   (0.30) 1.7   (0.24) 0.9   (0.25) 0.5   (0.13)
Michigan 3.9   (0.37) 3.4 (0.29) 3.6   (0.35) 3.2 (0.28) 4.3   (0.40) 3.7 (0.32) 4.1   (0.41) 3.8 (0.34) 3.0   (0.62) 1.9   (0.44) 2.7   (0.54) 1.4   (0.18) 10.1   (1.56) 8.1   (1.30) 1.4   (0.25) 1.2   (0.19)
Minnesota 8.1   (0.37) 8.8 (0.28) 7.7   (0.36) 8.4 (0.26) 8.6   (0.38) 9.2 (0.32) 8.3   (0.44) 8.8 (0.36) 5.2   (0.34) 6.7   (0.11) 4.5   (0.20) 5.4   (0.18) 13.7   (0.33) 16.5   (0.25) 3.8   (0.57) 4.6   (0.54)
Mississippi 6.0   (0.19) 6.1 (0.20) 5.7   (0.18) 5.8 (0.19) 6.3   (0.22) 6.4 (0.22) 9.1   (0.38) 9.6 (0.41) 3.3   (0.21) 2.9   (0.11) 5.0   (0.43) 4.5   (0.37) 10.7   (0.48) 13.5   (1.47) 3.7   (0.93) 3.7   (0.64)
                                                                                         
Missouri 3.8   (0.12) 3.6 (0.11) 3.8   (0.12) 3.5 (0.11) 3.8   (0.13) 3.6 (0.11) 4.3   (0.15) 4.0 (0.14) 1.7   (0.05) 1.5   (0.08) 1.4   (0.10) 1.3   (0.09) 9.0   (0.33) 9.1   (0.36) 2.0   (0.22) 2.4   (0.20)
Montana 5.6   (0.28) 5.2 (0.20) 5.4   (0.26) 5.0 (0.20) 5.9   (0.31) 5.3 (0.21) 6.0   (0.31) 5.7 (0.24) 2.8   (0.21) 2.2   (0.22) 3.3   (0.22) 3.9   (0.29) 9.9   (0.77) 8.2   (0.62) 2.9   (0.38) 2.1   (0.23)
Nebraska 11.4   (0.31) 11.4 (0.24) 10.9   (0.30) 11.0 (0.24) 11.9   (0.32) 11.8 (0.27) 12.8   (0.38) 13.3 (0.33) 6.4   (0.06) 4.8   (0.05) 4.5   (0.32) 3.9   (0.24) 17.0   (0.25) 18.2   (0.28) 4.6   (0.94) 3.1   (0.36)
Nevada2 1.9   (0.01) 1.9 (†) 2.1   (0.01) 1.9 (†) 1.8   (0.01) 1.9 (†) 2.8   (0.01) 3.0 (†) 0.8   (#) 0.9   (†) 0.8   (0.01) 0.8   (†) 2.8   (0.02) 3.1   (†) 1.0   (0.07) 1.1   (†)
New Hampshire 2.3   (0.55) 2.6 (0.54) 2.1   (0.49) 2.5 (0.56) 2.5   (0.62) 2.7 (0.54) 2.3   (0.56) 2.6 (0.58) 0.6   (0.11) 1.1   (0.19) 1.0   (0.20) 0.9   (0.10) 5.8   (1.25) 5.9   (1.07) 0.9   (0.09)   (†)
                                                                                         
New Jersey 6.9   (0.38) 7.0 (0.35) 6.2   (0.34) 6.1 (0.31) 7.7   (0.42) 7.9 (0.43) 8.4   (0.53) 8.4 (0.55) 3.3   (0.35) 3.5   (0.36) 3.4   (0.39) 3.5   (0.33) 12.2   (1.13) 13.9   (1.50) 3.3   (0.59) 4.8   (0.61)
New Mexico 10.7   (0.26) 4.0 (0.14) 10.9   (0.27) 4.1 (0.15) 10.5   (0.26) 3.8 (0.14) 12.6   (0.42) 7.1 (0.31) 9.6   (0.18) 2.8   (0.11) 11.4   (0.37) 2.4   (0.11) 13.6   (1.09) 12.0   (1.34) 2.2   (0.17) 2.1   (0.15)
New York 2.2   (0.18) 2.9 (0.13) 2.0   (0.17) 2.6 (0.12) 2.3   (0.19) 3.2 (0.15) 3.4   (0.31) 3.3 (0.23) 0.8   (0.07) 2.4   (0.09) 0.4   (0.04) 1.5   (0.04) 1.7   (0.18) 5.5   (0.19) 1.4   (0.29) 1.5   (0.25)
North Carolina 10.9   (0.83) 10.8 (0.42) 10.3   (0.81) 10.2 (0.40) 11.6   (0.85) 11.3 (0.47) 15.7   (1.17) 15.4 (0.68) 3.9   (0.27) 4.3   (0.20) 3.0   (0.29) 3.1   (0.18) 16.5   (2.76) 17.3   (0.98) 6.3   (1.39)   (†)
North Dakota 3.1   (0.30) 2.8 (0.18) 3.0   (0.30) 2.9 (0.19) 3.2   (0.32) 2.8 (0.18) 2.8   (0.23) 2.8 (0.15) 2.3   (0.05) 1.7   (0.09) 1.5   (0.23) 1.4   (0.13) 8.1   (0.38) 5.4   (0.26) 7.0 ! (3.34) 3.3 ! (1.46)
                                                                                         
Ohio 7.4   (0.40) 7.3 (0.33) 7.3   (0.40) 7.2 (0.34) 7.6   (0.40) 7.4 (0.35) 7.6   (0.48) 7.8 (0.42) 6.5   (0.37) 4.7   (0.37) 3.5   (0.26) 3.3   (0.28) 13.6   (1.44) 14.0   (1.64) 5.6   (0.62) 5.4   (0.60)
Oklahoma 14.0   (0.45) 13.7 (0.39) 13.1   (0.41) 13.0 (0.36) 15.0   (0.50) 14.4 (0.47) 16.6   (0.56) 16.2 (0.55) 7.7   (0.22) 7.4   (0.23) 7.0   (0.27) 6.8   (0.23) 23.6   (0.56) 21.5   (0.60) 11.3   (0.67) 11.8   (0.72)
Oregon 7.1   (0.20) 6.9 (0.16) 7.3   (0.20) 7.2 (0.17) 6.9   (0.21) 6.6 (0.16) 8.0   (0.24) 8.0 (0.22) 3.6   (0.05) 3.5   (0.09) 1.8   (0.10) 2.0   (0.09) 11.6   (0.14) 11.1   (0.21) 3.6   (0.42) 3.9   (0.31)
Pennsylvania 4.8   (0.19) 4.5 (0.17) 4.9   (0.20) 4.5 (0.17) 4.8   (0.19) 4.5 (0.18) 5.3   (0.23) 5.0 (0.22) 2.7   (0.16) 2.4   (0.15) 1.8   (0.38) 1.7   (0.12) 9.5   (0.87) 9.7   (0.96) 2.2   (0.35) 1.9   (0.36)
Rhode Island 1.8   (0.38) 1.4 (0.21) 1.6   (0.35) 1.2 (0.18) 2.1   (0.41) 1.6 (0.24) 2.0   (0.44) 1.5 (0.25) 1.5   (0.47) 1.2   (0.34) 1.2   (0.48) 1.0   (0.13) 2.2   (0.60) 2.3   (0.30) 0.9 ! (0.34) 0.3 ! (0.10)
                                                                                         
South Carolina 12.7   (0.98) 11.0 (0.57) 11.7   (0.89) 10.1 (0.52) 13.9   (1.07) 11.9 (0.68) 17.8   (1.29) 15.9 (0.95) 5.9   (0.70) 5.1   (0.39) 5.1   (0.93) 4.6   (0.56) 21.6   (3.32) 19.3   (2.33) 8.3   (1.29) 8.2   (2.52)
South Dakota 2.2   (0.20) 2.7 (0.17) 2.3   (0.20) 2.8 (0.18) 2.1   (0.20) 2.5 (0.18) 2.4   (0.21) 2.9 (0.19) 1.2   (0.16) 0.9   (0.03) 0.6   (0.12) 0.7   (0.04) 3.3   (0.37) 4.2   (0.31)   (†) 1.4 ! (0.70)
Tennessee 3.3   (0.18) 1.7 (0.10) 3.1   (0.18) 1.7 (0.10) 3.5   (0.18) 1.7 (0.09) 2.9   (0.21) 2.0 (0.13) 4.5   (0.15) 0.7   (0.03) 1.6   (0.15) 0.6   (0.04) 7.9   (0.77) 4.2   (0.37) 2.9   (0.41) 1.4   (0.20)
Texas 8.0   (0.10) 7.6 (0.07) 7.5   (0.10) 7.2 (0.07) 8.5   (0.11) 8.0 (0.08) 11.2   (0.21) 10.8 (0.17) 4.9   (0.14) 4.4   (0.11) 5.6   (0.12) 5.5   (0.07) 16.4   (0.28) 16.0   (0.13) 7.1   (0.27) 7.1   (0.24)
Utah 4.6   (0.29) 5.0 (0.05) 4.3   (0.28) 4.6 (0.05) 5.0   (0.29) 5.5 (0.06) 4.5   (0.29) 4.9 (0.06) 5.1   (0.26) 4.6   (0.03) 4.4   (0.37) 4.1   (0.05) 11.7   (0.81) 12.0   (0.06) 2.6   (0.36) 2.7   (0.03)
                                                                                         
Vermont 0.8   (0.17) 0.8 (0.15) 0.8   (0.17) 0.9 (0.16) 0.9   (0.17) 0.8 (0.15) 0.8   (0.17) 0.8 (0.15) 0.4 ! (0.16) 0.5 ! (0.16) #   (†) 1.3 ! (0.57) 0.2 ! (0.10) 1.4 ! (0.41) #   (†) #   (†)
Virginia 12.1   (0.38) 12.6 (0.32) 11.5   (0.36) 12.0 (0.30) 12.8   (0.40) 13.3 (0.37) 14.9   (0.55) 15.6 (0.50) 4.6   (0.21) 5.2   (0.35) 6.7   (0.65) 7.5   (0.23) 24.5   (0.83) 26.4   (0.46) 8.3   (2.41) 13.3   (2.61)
Washington 3.8   (0.10) 3.9 (0.13) 3.6   (0.10) 3.7 (0.12) 3.9   (0.10) 4.1 (0.16) 4.2   (0.14) 4.4 (0.19) 1.4   (0.02) 1.4   (0.02) 1.8   (0.12) 1.7   (0.09) 5.0   (0.09) 5.8   (0.12) 1.6   (0.28) 1.4   (0.10)
West Virginia 2.2   (0.19) 2.2 (0.21) 2.3   (0.20) 2.2 (0.22) 2.0   (0.18) 2.1 (0.21) 2.2   (0.19) 2.2 (0.21) 1.4   (0.17) 1.6   (0.32) 1.6   (0.37) 0.9   (0.23) 9.3   (1.90) 10.9   (2.21) 3.9 ! (1.25) 2.9   (0.82)
Wisconsin 6.8   (0.47) 6.4 (0.35) 6.4   (0.44) 6.1 (0.33) 7.3   (0.51) 6.8 (0.41) 7.8   (0.55) 7.1 (0.45) 2.0   (0.21) 3.7   (0.25) 2.4   (0.23) 3.5   (0.21) 6.7   (0.55) 6.1   (0.44) 4.6 ! (2.04) 3.2 ! (1.23)
Wyoming 3.2 ! (1.04) 2.2 (0.35) 2.8 ! (0.90) 2.0 (0.32) 3.7 ! (1.19) 2.3 (0.39) 3.5 ! (1.14) 2.3 (0.39) 1.5 ! (0.47) 2.0   (0.19) 1.2   (0.29) 0.9   (0.11) 3.6   (0.31) 6.7   (1.35)   (†) 1.0   (0.16)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Data are based on universe counts of schools and school districts; therefore, these figures do not have standard errors.
2 Data for 2006 are based on universe counts of schools and school districts; therefore, these figures do not have standard errors.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection: 2004 and 2006. (This table was prepared June 2008.)

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