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Data on National Merit Semifinalists (class of 2012)

energizeenergize Registered User Posts: 964 Member
(Note: I go to Mission San Jose, which is California, so there is more specific data for my state and school.)

Lists:

California (pdf)
Florida (pdf)
Illinois
New York
Ohio (pdf)
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania (pdf)
Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia Suburbs
Wisconsin (pdf)
Wyoming

In the pdf files, the number next to a name indicates a major code.

Schools with the most NMSFs (from the data above), including approximate percentage of graduating class:

1. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (VA) (156) (35%)
2. Stuyvesant High School (NY) (121) (14-16%)
3. Mission San Jose High School (CA) (88) (18%)
4. Hunter College High School (NY) (69) (38%)
5. Harker School (CA) (59) (37%)

CA Schools with the most NMSFs:

1. Mission San Jose High School (88) (18%)
2. Harker School (59) (37%)
3. Monta Vista High School (55) (8%)
4. Lynbrook High School (53) (13%)
5. Troy High School (53) (8%)

Analysis of CA semifinalists (from a CC thread).

Analysis of MSJ (my school) semifinalists:

- Most popular major fields: undecided (22%), biological/biomedical (16%), engineering (15%), health (10%)
- Gender distribution: 33% female, 67% male (the senior class distribution is 45% female, 55% male)
- Most popular fields (male): engineering (19%), undecided (17%), biological/biomedical (17%)
- Most popular fields (female): undecided (31%), biological/biomedical (14%), health (14%)
- Male-female ratios by field (with 6+ people): biological/biomedical (71-29), business/marketing (83-17), engineering (85-15), health (56-44), undecided (53-47)
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