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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.)


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

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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