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Table 147. -  Percent of high school seniors who participate in selected school-sponsored extracurricular activities, by student characteristics: 1980 and 1992
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                              |     Academic     |    Athletics    |  Cheerleading | Newspaper     |Music, drama,  |  Vocational
   Student characteristics    |      clubs       |                 |and drill team | or yearbook   |    debate     |     clubs
                              |__________________|_________________|_______________|_______________|_______________|_______________
                              |  1980   |  1992  |  1980  |  1992  | 1980  | 1992  | 1980  | 1992  | 1980  | 1992  | 1980  | 1992
______________________________|_________|________|________|________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
              1               |    2    |   3    |   4    |   5    |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |  10   |  11   |  12   |  13
______________________________|_________|________|________|________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
All seniors...................|    25.6 |   25.1 |   51.8 |   42.9 |  15.1 |   7.5 |  19.9 |  18.8 |  36.5 |  27.9 |  23.1 |  17.7
  Male .......................|    20.3 |   22.8 |   64.0 |   55.3 |   4.5 |   2.0 |  15.4 |  14.0 |  28.4 |  23.0 |  19.1 |  14.7
  Female .....................|    30.9 |   27.4 |   40.6 |   30.3 |  24.8 |  13.0 |  24.0 |  23.5 |  44.0 |  32.7 |  26.7 |  20.6
                              |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Race/ethnicity                |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  White ......................|    25.0 |   25.8 |   51.6 |   44.1 |  14.9 |   7.4 |  20.1 |  19.7 |  35.8 |  28.1 |  22.3 |  17.6
  Black ......................|    33.1 |   20.6 |   54.4 |   41.4 |  17.6 |  10.6 |  17.8 |  14.3 |  43.2 |  32.2 |  30.1 |  22.5
  Hispanic ...................|    24.2 |   22.6 |   49.4 |   35.3 |  12.3 |   6.6 |  15.8 |  16.8 |  31.1 |  22.3 |  27.3 |  16.4
  Asian ......................|    26.6 |   32.3 |   48.8 |   45.2 |  14.6 |   5.1 |  21.4 |  18.9 |  36.6 |  25.8 |   9.6 |   8.8
                              |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Test performance quartile     |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Lowest test quartile .......|    24.6 |   18.1 |   46.3 |   40.3 |  15.0 |   8.5 |  14.6 |  12.0 |  31.8 |  23.3 |  33.0 |  25.0
  Middle 2 test quartiles ....|    24.3 |   23.3 |   49.4 |   42.3 |  16.0 |   7.6 |  18.7 |  17.1 |  35.6 |  26.5 |  24.2 |  20.0
  Highest test quartile ......|    29.0 |   37.1 |   54.0 |   49.0 |  13.5 |   7.9 |  27.1 |  27.9 |  43.4 |  35.2 |  12.4 |  11.4
                              |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Socioeconomic status\1\       |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Low quartile ...............|    24.6 |   19.4 |   43.2 |   33.9 |  13.0 |   6.7 |  15.7 |  14.2 |  31.0 |  24.1 |  30.6 |  24.8
  Middle 2 quartiles .........|    24.3 |   24.5 |   52.1 |   41.7 |  15.9 |   8.0 |  19.2 |  17.5 |  35.8 |  27.8 |  24.1 |  18.5
  High quartile ..............|    29.0 |   31.7 |   61.7 |   53.9 |  15.6 |   7.7 |  25.3 |  25.5 |  43.8 |  31.6 |  13.4 |   9.3
                              |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Region                        |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Northwest...................|    19.6 |   23.1 |   54.5 |   48.6 |  11.5 |   6.9 |  24.6 |  28.3 |  34.5 |  28.4 |  10.6 |   8.1
  Midwest.....................|    21.4 |   25.4 |   52.8 |   45.8 |  15.3 |   8.0 |  18.4 |  18.2 |  37.1 |  32.0 |  20.0 |  18.4
  South.......................|    30.8 |   28.2 |   48.2 |   38.8 |  18.0 |   8.5 |  18.8 |  15.0 |  37.9 |  25.6 |  40.0 |  27.2
  West....................... |    21.9 |   21.6 |   52.9 |   40.6 |  14.0 |   6.0 |  16.8 |  16.5 |  35.2 |  25.6 |  15.8 |  10.0
                              |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
High school program\2\        |         |        |        |        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  General.....................|    19.6 |   18.3 |   49.9 |   37.8 |  14.0 |   7.1 |  16.7 |  14.6 |  34.5 |  26.3 |  22.6 |  16.7
  Academic....................|    28.7 |   34.2 |   60.1 |   50.8 |  17.2 |   8.8 |  26.9 |  24.9 |  44.1 |  32.8 |  13.1 |  12.6
  Vocational..................|    23.1 |   14.7 |   42.4 |   30.1 |  13.3 |   4.9 |  13.2 |  11.2 |  27.7 |  16.2 |  39.3 |  41.2
______________________________|_________|________|________|________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______

\1\Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupations, and family income. The "low" SES group is the lowest quartile; the middle SES group is the middle two quartiles; and the "high" SES group is the upper quartile.
\2\Program as reported by student.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "High School and Beyond," Senior Cohort; and "National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988," Second Followup survey. (This table was prepared February 1996.)


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