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that grant high

English or

Computer

geography,

biological

Foreign

school diplomas

language arts

Mathematics

science

economics)

sciences

language

75.9

3.9

3.0

1.0

3.3

2.7

1.6

All public school districts

Table 9. Table 9.

Percentage of public school districts that granted high school diplomas, and among those that granted diplomas, graduation requirements for standard diplomas, by selected public school district characteristics: 2007-08

Selected public school district characteristic

Percent of districts

Among districts that granted high school diplomas, the average number of years of instruction in various subject areas needed for a standard diploma1 Social sciences, social studies (e.g., history, Physical or

District size 1 school 2-3 schools 4-5 schools 6-9 schools 10-19 schools 20 or more schools

46.9 86.2 90.8 90.7 91.8 94.7

3.9 4.0 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0

3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.2

2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7

1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8

Community type City Suburban Town Rural

53.4 70.1 85.9 81.0

4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0

3.3 3.3 3.2 3.3

2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7

2.0 1.6 1.5 1.6

District K-12 enrollment Less than 250 250-999 1,000-1,999 2,000-4,999 5,000-9,999 10,000 or more

48.5 71.2 90.1 90.3 91.5 95.1

3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0

3.3 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2

2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7

1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7

Percent of K-12 students in district who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches

0-34 35-49 50-74 75 or more District did not participate

80.8 87.5 80.3 57.9

4.0 3.9 3.9 4.0

2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1

1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1

3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2

2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7

1.5 1.7 1.7 1.6

in free or reduced-price lunch program

36.1

3.9

3.1

1.0

3.3

2.7

2.0

1 Districts that do not have a graduation requirement for a particular subject area are excluded from the computation of the average for that particular subject area. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2007-08.

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