ERIC Number: ED336244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Las Cruces Public Schools. The Graduate Survey, Class of 1989.
Members of the Las Cruces School District graduating class of 1989 were surveyed by mail about postsecondary studies, work, and the effectiveness and usefulness of their high school courses and experiences. Of 998 graduates, 203 responded. Respondents were 57% Anglo and 42% Hispanic. Compared to the graduating class as a whole, respondents had significantly higher rates of female and Anglo and had a higher mean grade point average. About 79% of respondents were attending school either full time or part time, and 60% of these students were working. Respondents indicated that: (1) English, math, and science were the most useful subjects in high school and should receive greater emphasis; (2) they could have and should have taken a more serious approach to their high school studies; and (3) career planning and counseling services in high school were weak. College students felt that advanced placement courses had been beneficial. The high percentage of students attending New Mexico State University suggested the need for closer coordination between the school district and that university. Of 30 respondents not attending school or in the armed forces, 43% reported high job satisfaction, and only 10% reported that the job was related to their vocational studies in high school. This paper contains data tables, charts, and figures. The appendices include the survey instrument and the survey results in tables or charts. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Las Cruces School District, NM.