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Student Physical Fitness (Santa Clara County, 2014)

Percentage of students meeting all physical fitness standards, Santa Clara County 2014.

  • African American, Native American, Latino, and Pacific Islander students in Santa Clara County are far less likely to meet all physical fitness standards than are White students.
     
  • Roughly one-fourth of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students in Santa Clara County met all physical fitness standards (20.3% of fifth graders, 27.7% of seventh graders, and 28.7% of ninth graders).
     
  • Less than one-third of African American students in Santa Clara County met all physical fitness standards (26.4% of fifth graders, 23.8% of seventh graders, and 35.8% of ninth graders).
     
  • Around half of Asian students in Santa Clara County met all physical fitness standards (35.6% of fifth graders, 43.9% of seventh graders, and 57.3% of ninth graders).
     
  • Just over one-third of Filipino students in Santa Clara County met all physical fitness standards (26.0% of fifth graders, 37.0% of seventh graders, and 43.8% of ninth graders).
     
  • Roughly one-fourth of Latino students in Santa Clara County met all physical fitness standards (17.5% of fifth graders, 22.0% of seventh graders, and 29.6% of ninth graders).

Student Physical Fitness, Santa Clara 
County, 2014

African American

Latino

Native American/
Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

Filipino

White

Grade 5

26.4

17.5

LNE

35.6

20.3

26.0

36.8

Grade 7

23.8

22.0

LNE

43.9

27.7

37.0

41.5

Grade 9

35.8

29.6

LNE

57.3

28.7

43.8

51.2

As cited on www.kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Definition: Percentage of public school students in grades 5, 7, and 9 meeting 6 out of 6 fitness standards, by race/ethnicity.

Footnote: In order to meet fitness standards, children must score in the "Healthy Fitness Zone" on 6 out of 6 fitness tests (for more information, see "Measures of Physical Fitness" below). These data may not be comparable with data for earlier years because new standards were applied to the aerobic capacity and body composition fitness areas in 2011. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because fewer than 20 students in a racial/ethnic group were administered or met all 6 standards.

Source: 
Physical Fitness Testing Statewide Research Files, California Department of Education
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