Table 1-3
Highest-level mathematics course in which ninth graders enrolled, by student and family characteristics: 2009 (Percent distribution)
 
Student and family
characteristic
No
mathematics
Basic
mathematics/
pre-algebraa
Algebra 1 Above
algebra 1b
 
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
Hispanicc 13.3 8.9 53.1 24.8
White 8.4 8.6 51.6 31.4
Otherd 9.3 8.7 55.5 26.6
Parents’ highest educatione
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.
b Above algebra 1 includes geometry 1, algebra 2, trigonometry, integrated math 2, statistics, analytic geometry, and calculus.
c Hispanic may be any race. American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, white, and more than one race refer to individuals who are not of Hispanic origin.
d Other includes Alaska Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and more than one race.
e The highest level of education achieved by either parent.

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 1-8.

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