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Table 204.90. Percentage of public school students enrolled in gifted and talented programs, by sex, race/ethnicity, and state: 2004, 2006, and 2011-12
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State 2004, total 2006, total 2011-121
Total Sex Race/ethnicity
Male Female White Black Hispanic Asian Pacific
Islander
American Indian/
Alaska Native
Two or
more races
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States 6.7   (0.05) 6.7   (0.04) 6.4 6.2 6.4 7.6 3.6 4.6 13.0 5.0 5.2 6.8
Alabama 4.8   (0.11) 5.5   (0.06) 8.4 7.9 8.4 10.6 4.8 4.7 16.3 10.0 14.4 6.3
Alaska 4.1   (0.19) 4.1   (0.19) 4.7 4.4 4.7 6.2 2.7 4.7 6.8 2.5 0.9 6.4
Arizona 5.9   (0.17) 6.3   (0.11) 5.8 5.9 5.4 8.1 2.6 3.8 12.9 4.9 2.4 5.7
Arkansas 9.9   (0.65) 9.5   (0.43) 9.8 8.8 10.3 11.3 7.7 4.9 13.9 2.7 6.7 3.7
California 8.4   (0.18) 8.3   (0.21) 8.2 8.0 8.1 10.7 5.2 5.8 16.2 10.1 4.8 9.2
                                 
Colorado 6.7   (0.11) 6.8   (0.11) 6.5 6.6 6.0 8.4 2.7 3.4 9.7 5.0 3.6 7.1
Connecticut 3.0   (0.32) 3.8   (0.41) 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.7 1.6 1.3 4.7 0.8 1.4 2.2
Delaware 4.6 1  (†) 5.6 1  (†) 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.4 1.3 1.3 5.3 1.1-3.3 1.5 2.6
District of Columbia   (†)   (†) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1-0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Florida 4.5   (0.06) 4.7   (0.05) 5.4 5.3 5.3 7.1 2.2 5.1 12.1 3.6 4.3 5.8
                                 
Georgia 8.9   (0.30) 9.3   (0.35) 10.4 9.6 10.7 15.5 4.9 4.9 24.3 6.8 9.6 11.4
Hawaii 5.7   (0.57) 6.2 1  (†) 1.4 1.1 1.6 2.0 1.2 0.7 1.9 0.7 0.9 1.4
Idaho 3.9   (0.23) 4.2   (0.20) 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.4 1.2 1.2 5.7 2.1 1.1 2.6
Illinois 5.4   (0.22) 5.8   (0.24) 3.5 3.4 3.4 4.4 1.6 1.7 9.8 5.0 2.0 5.0
Indiana 7.1   (0.49) 7.9   (0.40) 12.6 11.9 12.7 14.3 5.9 7.0 24.6 8.9 8.9 10.0
                                 
Iowa 8.5   (0.38) 8.2   (0.26) 9.3 9.1 8.9 10.2 3.7 4.3 12.6 3.7 4.6 7.8
Kansas 3.3   (0.11) 3.0   (0.12) 2.9 3.1 2.6 3.5 1.0 1.0 6.8 1.1 1.6 2.6
Kentucky 13.0   (0.54) 14.6   (0.50) 12.7 11.6 12.9 14.2 4.8 4.6 18.0 11.4 7.2 7.4
Louisiana 3.9   (0.32) 3.4   (0.13) 3.0 2.7 3.2 3.9 1.8 2.8 10.8 4.9 2.2 4.2
Maine 3.0   (0.36) 3.2   (0.19) 4.6 4.3 4.5 4.7 2.0 2.9 6.4 3.4 2.3 2.3
                                 
Maryland 13.8 1  (†) 16.1 1  (†) 15.8 14.5 16.3 19.6 9.6 14.4 37.7 7.5 9.4 19.0
Massachusetts 0.8   (0.13) 0.7   (0.10) 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.4 1.3 0.4 0.7 0.6
Michigan 3.9   (0.37) 3.4   (0.29) 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.2 0.9 1.1 4.3 1.3 1.2 0.9
Minnesota 8.1   (0.37) 8.8   (0.28) 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 6.8 5.7 17.1 2.0 3.9 4.9
Mississippi 6.0   (0.19) 6.1   (0.20) 6.7 6.3 6.8 10.1 3.4 5.2 14.2 5.4 4.9 3.8
                                 
Missouri 3.8   (0.12) 3.6   (0.11) 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.4 2.2 2.6 11.3 2.1 2.9 3.6
Montana 5.6   (0.28) 5.2   (0.20) 4.2 4.3 3.8 4.6 2.3 2.2 8.2 2.5 1.8 4.0
Nebraska 11.4   (0.31) 11.4   (0.24) 11.8 11.3 11.4 13.7 6.8 5.5 18.9 8.6 4.6 11.7
Nevada 1.9   (0.01) 1.9 1  (†) 2.0 2.0 1.8 3.2 0.6 0.9 3.4 1.0 1.0 2.6
New Hampshire 2.3   (0.55) 2.6   (0.54) 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 0.3 0.3 1.9 0.6-1.7 0.5 0.5
                                 
New Jersey 6.9   (0.38) 7.0   (0.35) 6.5 5.9 6.8 7.9 3.5 3.1 12.6 8.0 5.3 4.4
New Mexico 10.7   (0.26) 4.0   (0.14) 4.6 4.7 4.2 8.4 3.4 3.1 12.5 2.9 2.6 6.3
New York 2.2   (0.18) 2.9   (0.13) 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.9 1.1 0.7 2.7 1.3 1.2 2.0
North Carolina 10.9   (0.83) 10.8   (0.42) 10.6 10.2 10.5 14.9 4.5 4.6 20.0 7.5 6.6 10.6
North Dakota 3.1   (0.30) 2.8   (0.18) 3.3 3.4 2.9 3.3 2.1 0.9 7.9 1.7 3.8 1.3
                                 
Ohio 7.4   (0.40) 7.3   (0.33) 3.7 3.6 3.6 4.2 1.2 1.5 10.6 2.2 2.2 2.8
Oklahoma 14.0   (0.45) 13.7   (0.39) 13.9 13.4 13.7 16.9 7.8 7.8 24.4 9.1 13.2 9.1
Oregon 7.1   (0.20) 6.9   (0.16) 6.8 7.0 6.2 7.7 3.5 2.6 15.8 3.1 2.8 8.0
Pennsylvania 4.8   (0.19) 4.5   (0.17) 3.8 3.8 3.6 4.4 1.6 1.2 9.3 3.9 2.2 2.5
Rhode Island 1.8   (0.38) 1.4   (0.21) 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.5-1.6 0.1-0.3 0.3
                                 
South Carolina 12.7   (0.98) 11.0   (0.57) 12.0 10.9 12.4 17.3 5.1 6.2 21.2 11.7 7.0 9.7
South Dakota 2.2   (0.20) 2.7   (0.17) 2.0 2.1 1.8 2.3 0.7 0.7 3.5 0.8-2.5 0.6 0.9
Tennessee 3.3   (0.18) 1.7   (0.10) 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.8 1.5 1.1 7.4 3.8 1.9 2.6
Texas 8.0   (0.10) 7.6   (0.07) 7.7 7.4 7.6 10.7 4.1 6.1 17.5 6.7 6.9 9.6
Utah 4.6   (0.29) 5.0   (0.05) 3.9 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.2 2.9 10.2 4.9 2.4 2.0
                                 
Vermont 0.8   (0.17) 0.8   (0.15) 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1-0.2
Virginia 12.1   (0.38) 12.6   (0.32) 11.8 11.3 11.6 14.2 5.9 7.6 21.4 10.9 7.8 13.5
Washington 3.8   (0.10) 3.9   (0.13) 3.5 3.4 3.4 4.0 1.4 2.0 6.3 1.3 1.2 3.5
West Virginia 2.2   (0.19) 2.2   (0.21) 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.1 0.8 9.3 3.6 2.4 1.3
Wisconsin 6.8   (0.47) 6.4   (0.35) 6.0 5.8 5.8 6.3 5.5 4.0 7.2 3.8 2.1 3.9
Wyoming 3.2 ! (1.04) 2.2   (0.35) 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.7 0.9 1.3 5.0 1.4 0.8 2.0
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
1 Data 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. Percentages based on counts of between 1 and 3 gifted and talented students are displayed as ranges to protect student privacy.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection: 2004, 2006, and 2011-12. (This table was prepared January 2016.)

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