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Table 225.72. Among regular high schools and combined elementary/secondary schools, percentage of schools with students enrolled or classes offered in selected programs or courses, and enrollments in these programs or courses as a percentage of students, by locale: 2015-16
Selected program or course Total Locale1
City Suburban Town Rural
Total Large Midsize Small Total Large Midsize Small Total Fringe Distant Remote Total Fringe Distant Remote
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Selected programs or courses                                  
Percent of schools2 with students
enrolled in program or course
                                 
Dual enrollment or Advanced
   Placement or IB Diploma
   programs
86.5 81.0 78.4 82.6 85.1 91.4 92.0 90.5 86.2 88.7 89.4 90.2 85.7 85.7 92.7 87.3 77.0
Dual enrollment/dual credit programs3 69.2 55.3 47.6 58.4 68.6 66.6 65.8 71.2 68.2 74.8 70.9 77.2 73.6 75.9 78.6 78.3 70.3
Advanced Placement (AP) program4                                  
Mathematics courses 54.3 61.3 57.2 62.5 68.6 79.3 81.3 73.6 65.1 53.9 65.3 54.3 45.2 36.0 64.9 31.9 14.0
Science courses 50.4 58.0 54.2 59.2 64.8 76.1 78.2 70.4 61.3 47.9 58.4 48.7 39.3 32.1 61.3 27.0 11.0
Courses in other subjects 62.0 70.6 69.1 70.6 73.7 84.2 85.8 80.7 70.1 62.1 71.8 63.0 54.2 44.5 74.7 41.1 20.4
IB Diploma Programme5 4.4 9.2 8.2 11.1 9.5 7.4 7.8 7.4 3.1 1.8 2.9 1.7 1.3 1.1 2.7 0.6 0.1
Program or course enrollments as a
percent of 11th- and 12th-graders6
                                 
Dual enrollment/dual credit programs3 16.8 13.2 10.7 13.1 17.3 14.7 14.1 18.6 19.2 22.9 19.1 23.9 24.8 22.3 20.1 25.8 25.7
Advanced Placement (AP) program4                                  
Mathematics courses 9.5 10.2 9.9 9.9 11.1 11.4 11.7 9.5 9.0 6.0 7.5 5.9 4.8 6.5 8.7 3.7 1.9
Science courses 11.1 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.1 13.5 14.1 10.3 9.7 6.3 7.8 6.0 5.4 7.8 10.5 4.2 2.0
Courses in other subjects 33.7 38.5 40.1 37.6 36.7 39.5 40.9 31.5 27.9 20.0 24.4 18.9 17.8 23.4 31.1 12.8 6.7
IB Diploma Programme5 2.3 4.2 4.1 4.8 3.7 2.3 2.3 2.8 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.1 0.2
                                   
Selected mathematics and science courses                                  
Percent of schools7 offering course                                  
Algebra I 89.8 86.6 87.4 87.0 84.8 88.6 88.5 88.8 89.7 90.4 89.1 91.3 90.1 92.1 91.6 93.5 90.9
Geometry 89.5 85.6 86.7 85.9 83.1 88.8 89.2 86.9 87.1 89.7 88.5 90.5 89.2 92.0 91.1 93.6 90.7
Algebra II 87.6 81.0 79.1 85.3 81.0 87.3 87.6 87.3 83.4 88.5 87.7 89.5 87.5 91.0 90.2 93.4 88.9
Advanced mathematics8 77.8 72.8 72.5 74.9 71.5 80.3 81.0 78.7 74.2 79.7 79.8 81.3 77.2 78.3 81.2 81.4 71.5
Calculus 63.0 59.1 55.3 61.8 64.5 75.0 76.1 70.8 68.5 67.8 70.4 70.1 62.3 55.5 73.6 56.1 36.9
Biology 90.8 87.2 87.6 89.1 84.9 89.8 90.1 89.0 88.0 91.3 89.0 92.3 91.2 93.1 92.3 95.2 91.2
Chemistry 83.9 80.1 80.3 82.1 77.7 85.0 85.6 83.3 79.9 85.2 84.0 87.3 82.8 84.9 88.2 88.1 77.8
Physics 71.4 68.8 67.2 70.5 70.7 79.6 80.7 75.4 73.9 73.0 75.7 73.3 70.7 67.0 76.3 67.8 56.8
Course enrollments as a percent of 9th-
   to 12th-graders9
                                 
Algebra I 21.2 22.2 23.2 22.0 20.9 20.0 19.8 21.1 22.2 22.3 20.9 22.2 23.6 21.6 21.3 22.0 22.6
Geometry 22.6 22.8 23.8 21.8 22.0 22.5 22.6 22.4 21.5 22.2 22.0 22.1 22.8 22.6 22.8 22.2 22.3
Algebra II 19.7 19.8 20.4 19.2 19.2 19.9 20.1 19.7 18.4 18.8 19.0 18.6 19.0 19.5 19.9 18.9 18.8
Advanced mathematics8 15.1 15.3 16.1 14.6 14.6 16.2 16.5 14.2 13.8 12.5 13.4 12.5 11.6 13.9 15.1 12.4 10.8
Calculus 4.7 4.5 4.2 4.4 5.2 5.6 5.8 4.3 4.4 3.2 3.6 3.2 2.8 3.7 4.2 2.9 2.4
Biology 29.8 30.5 30.8 30.3 30.0 29.6 29.6 29.4 29.8 29.3 27.7 29.8 30.0 29.6 29.8 29.2 29.2
Chemistry 19.7 20.5 21.8 19.4 19.2 20.8 21.1 18.4 18.4 17.1 17.5 17.2 16.6 17.9 19.0 16.2 15.8
Physics 10.7 12.1 13.8 10.5 10.6 11.4 11.8 8.5 9.0 7.9 8.3 7.6 8.1 9.1 9.8 7.6 8.7
1 Locale data are reported only for public schools that are included in both the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) and the Common Core of Data (CCD). Data for CRDC schools without locale information from CCD are included in the total but not in the breakouts by locale.
2 Includes only regular public schools that are included in the CRDC and have any students in grades 11 and 12 or ungraded high school age students.
3 Programs allowing high school students to take college-level courses offered by colleges and to earn concurrent credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree while still in high school.
4 A College Board program of advanced, college-level courses designed for students who achieve a specified level of academic performance. Upon successful completion of an AP course and a standardized AP exam, a student may be qualified to receive college credit and/or placement into advanced college courses.
5 A program sponsored by the International Baccalaureate Organization, typically taught over 2 years. International Baccalaureate is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations.
6 Program or course enrollments as a percentage of enrollment in grades 11 and 12 (excluding ungraded students). Individual students may be counted in multiple programs. For example, if the same student enrolls in a dual credit program and AP coursework, this counts as two course enrollments.
7 Includes only regular public schools that are included in the CRDC and have any students in grades 9 to 12 or ungraded high school age students. Excludes middle schools and junior highs with no grade above 10.
8 Includes courses that cover the following topics: trigonometry, trigonometry/algebra, trigonometry/analytic geometry, trigonometry/math analysis, analytic geometry, math analysis, math analysis/analytic geometry, probability and statistics, and precalculus.
9 Program or course enrollments as a percentage of enrollment in grades 9 through 12 (excluding ungraded students). Individual students may be counted in multiple programs or courses. For example, if the same student enrolls in both calculus and physics, this counts as two course enrollments.
NOTE: Additional information on instructional programs may be obtained from https://ocrdata.ed.gov/Downloads/Master-List-of-CRDC-Definitions.pdf.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), 2015–16; and National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey," 2015-16, and Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE), "Public School File," 2015-16. (This table was prepared August 2019.)

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