2001 National and State Scores

Table 11: Background Information about the Graduating Class


  Number
of
Students
Average ACT
Composite
Score
Percent
High School Curriculum or Program
Bus Comm/Voc-Occup 104028 18.2 10
College Prep 637525 22.1 60
Other/General/No Resp 328219 19.8 31
Need College Help With . . .
Educ/Occup Plans 436143 21.1 41
Expr Ideas in Writing 219415 19.5 21
Reading/Comprehension 275815 19.3 26
Study Skills 418942 19.6 39
Math Skills 405557 19.2 38
Personal Concerns 113337 19.6 11
Expressed Financial Need
Need Financial Aid 826132 21.0 77
Need to Find Work 697884 20.7 65
Interested in Special College Programs
Indep Study 429183 21.8 40
Honors Courses 330069 23.4 31
Interested in Advanced Placement in College
English 295774 22.8 28
Math 263188 23.2 25
Social Studies 267730 22.7 25
Natural Science 240323 22.9 22
Foreign Lang 206697 22.3 19
Maximum Yearly College Tuition
$1000 & Under 42314 17.1 4
$1001 – $2000 55039 18.3 5
$2001 – $4000 126118 19.6 12
$4001 – $7500 153298 20.7 14
$7501 & Over 59111 21.5 6
No Preference 517451 22.0 48
No Response 116441 20.9 11
Took ACT Assessment Most Recently as . . .
Sophomore 7998 21.0 1
Junior 361919 22.2 34
Senior 678742 20.4 63
Other/No Response 21113 21.6 2
College Core Preparation
Core or More 645258 21.9 60
Less Than Core 369921 19.5 35
No Response 54593 20.6 5
Racial-Ethnic Background
African-Amer/Black 112924 16.9 11
Am Indian, Alaskan Native 11386 18.8 1
Caucasian-Amer/White 763377 21.8 71
Mexican-Amer/Chicano 42414 18.5 4
Asian-Amer/Pacific Islander 36267 21.7 3
Puerto Rican, Hispanic 17302 19.4 2
Other 16136 19.5 2
Multiracial 15011 21.2 1
Prefer Not To Respond 33756 22.1 3
No Response 21199 21.0 2
Estimated Family Income
Less Than $18,000 80584 18.1 8
About $18,000–$24,000 68024 18.9 6
About $24,000–$30,000 66801 19.6 6
About $30,000–$36,000 67955 20.2 6
About $36,000–$42,000 76715 20.6 7
About $42,000–$50,000 92516 21.0 9
About $50,000–$60,000 106075 21.5 10
About $60,000–$80,000 140274 22.0 13
About $80,000–$100,000 86274 22.5 8
More Than $100,000 102032 23.4 10
No Response 182522 21.0 17
High School Class Rank
Top Quarter 429749 23.7 40
2nd Quarter 345342 19.7 32
3rd Quarter 165638 17.7 15
4th Quarter 21640 16.7 2
No Response 107403 20.4 10
Educational Degree Aspiration
Voc-Tech 12810 17.2 1
2 Year Coll Degree 45786 17.3 4
Bachelors Degree 363057 20.2 34
Grad Study 211095 22.5 20
Prof Level Degree 314933 22.1 29
Other 30320 18.4 3
No Response 91771 20.5 9
Alternative Education
Home Schooled 5379 22.7 1
Earned a GED 1134 19.5 0
All Students 1069772 21.0 100

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