Of the 11 districts that scored lower than large cities nationally, scores for at least one racial/ethnic group in 10 of the districts (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Fresno, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, and Philadelphia) were not significantly different from the large city score for that group.
Comparison of district and large city average scores in NAEP science for eighth-grade public school students, by selected student groups: 2009
NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. See complete data for students overall, White students, Black students, Hispanic students, Asian/Pacific Islander students, students eligible for the National School Lunch Program, and students not eligible for the National School Lunch Program.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 Science Assessment.