Table 13  
Highestlevel mathematics course in which ninth graders enrolled, by student and family characteristics: 2009 (Percent distribution)  
Student and family characteristic 
No mathematics 
Basic mathematics/ prealgebra^{a} 
Algebra 1 
Above algebra 1^{b} 


All grade 9 students  10.3  9.0  52.1  28.7  
Sex  
Male  11.1  9.2  51.7  28.0  
Female  9.5  8.8  52.4  29.3  
Race or ethnicity  
Asian  7.3  6.6  28.1  58.0  
Black  14.1  11.4  56.0  18.5  
Hispanic^{c}  13.3  8.9  53.1  24.8  
White  8.4  8.6  51.6  31.4  
Other^{d}  9.3  8.7  55.5  26.6  
Parents’ highest education^{e}  
Less than high school  18.4  12.6  46.8  22.2  
High school diploma or equivalent  11.9  10.7  55.5  21.9  
Associate’s degree  8.5  8.9  59.7  22.9  
Bachelor’s degree  7.1  5.4  46.8  40.7  
Master’s degree or higher  5.1  4.0  39.8  51.1  
^{a} Basic mathematics includes review/remedial mathematics. NOTE: Detail may not sum to total due to rounding. SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2012) of High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), National Center for Education Statistics. See appendix table Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 