Female Students in High School Physics

Results from the 2008-09 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers
July 2011
Susan White & Casey Langer Tesfaye

Female Students in High School Physics

The number of girls taking physics in US high schools increased 161% between 1987 and 2009; the number of boys was up 88% over this same period. In this report, we examine female students taking high school physics. We also look at female representation by type of physics course. The latest data in this report is from our 2008-09 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers.

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