2000 National and State Scores

Table 9: Background Information About the Graduating Class


  Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
HS Curriculum or Program
Business Communication/Vocational-Occupational 106543 18.2 10
College Prep 652371 22.1 61
Other or General or No Response 306224 19.7 29
Request Assistance With:
Ed/Occupational Plans 436769 21.2 41
Expressing Ideas in Writing 218416 19.5 21
Reading/Comprehension 281327 19.3 26
Study Skills 421561 19.6 40
Math Skills 410122 19.2 39
Personal Concerns 113648 19.6 11
Expressed Financial Need
Need Financial Aid 834259 21.0 78
Need to Find Work 703451 20.8 66
Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
Special College Programs
Independent Study 432134 21.8 41
Honors Courses 328112 23.6 31
Advanced Placement in College
English 297902 22.8 28
Math 262919 23.3 25
Social Studies 269422 22.7 25
Natural Science 245271 22.9 23
Foreign Language 207655 22.4 19
Maximum Yearly College Tuition
$1000 & Under 46097 17.3 4
$1001 - $2000 62391 18.6 6
$2001 - $4000 135857 19.8 13
$4001 - $7500 157429 20.9 15
$7501 & Over 59058 21.7 6
No Preference 499684 22.1 47
No Response 104622 20.7 10
Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
Grade Level When Tested
Sophomore 7506 20.9 1
Junior 352921 22.1 33
Senior 694795 20.5 65
Other/No Response 9916 20.4 1
College Core Preparation
Core or More 645513 22.0 61
Less Than Core 376645 19.5 35
No Response 42980 20.4 4
Racial-Ethnic Background
African American 110617 17.0 10
American Indian 10976 19.0 1
Caucasian 762017 21.8 72
Mexican American 41414 18.6 4
Asian/Pacific Islander 35479 21.7 3
Other Hispanic 16401 19.5 2
Other 16116 19.5 2
Multi-Racial 14441 21.2 1
Prefer Not to Respond 38318 22.2 4
No Response 19359 20.7 2
Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
Estimated Family Income
Less Than $18,000 85096 18.3 8
About $18,000 - $24,000 70603 19.1 7
About $24,000 - $30,000 70099 19.8 7
About $30,000 - $36,000 70819 20.4 7
About $36,000 - $42,000 79868 20.7 7
About $42,000 - $50,000 97107 21.1 9
About $50,000 - $60,000 109404 21.6 10
About $60,000 - $80,000 137913 22.1 13
About $80,000 - $100,000 81406 22.6 8
More Than $100,000 92705 23.4 9
No Response 170118 2.09 16
HS Class Rank
Top Quarter 430702 23.8 40
2nd Quarter 347970 19.7 33
3rd Quarter 168838 17.8 16
4th Quarter 21738 16.8 2
No Response 95890 20.3 9
Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
Educational Degree Aspiration
Vocational-Technical 13169 17.2 1
2-year College Degree 47586 17.4 4
Bachelor's Degree 356727 20.2 33
Graduate Study 215334 22.5 20
Professional Level Degree 318412 22.2 30
Other 29816 18.4 3
No Response 84094 20.4 8
Number of Students
Home Schooled 4593 22.8 0
Earned a GED 1231 19.5 0
All Students 1065138 21.0 100

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