High school physics enrollment rates and socioeconomic status in Florida’s school districts: The correlation is weak.

The physics enrollment data are taken from the course enrollment spreadsheets for Fall 2017 available on the FLDOE web site.  The free and reduced-price lunch eligibility rates are available on the same web page, but I have attached that spreadsheet at the bottom of this post so that interested readers have easy access to the FRL data.

The bottom line is this:  The priority that school leaders and parents place on high school physics matters at least as much as socioeconomics in determining whether students take physics in high school and therefore arrive at college well-prepared for majors in STEM fields.

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