| Share
 

Participation in High School Athletic Programs, 1972–2007

Year Participants1
Males Females
1972–73 3,770,621 817,073
1973–74 4,070,125 1,300,169
1975–76 4,109,021 1,645,039
1977–78 4,367,442 2,083,040
1978–79 3,709,512 1,854,400
1979–80 3,517,829 1,750,264
1980–81 3,503,124 1,853,789
1981–82 3,409,081 1,810,671
1982–83 3,355,558 1,779,972
1983–84 3,303,599 1,747,346
1984–85 3,354,284 1,757,884
1985–86 3,344,275 1,807,121
1986–87 3,364,082 1,836,356
1987–88 3,425,777 1,849,684
1988–89 3,416,844 1,839,352
1989–90 3,398,192 1,858,659
1990–91 3,406,355 1,892,316
1991–92 3,429,853 1,940,801
1992–93 3,416,389 1,997,489
1993–94 3,472,967 2,130,315
1994–95 3,536,359 2,240,461
1995–96 3,634,052 2,367,936
1996–97 3,706,225 2,474,043
1997–98 3,763,120 2,570,333
1998–99 3,832,352 2,652,726
1999–2000 3,861,749 2,675,874
2000–2001 3,921,069 2,784,154
2001–2002 3,960,517 2,806,998
2002–2003 3,988,738 2,856,358
2003–2004 4,038,253 2,865,299
2004–2005 4,110,319 2,908,390
2005–2006 4,206,549 2,953,355
2006–2007 4,321,103 3,021,807

Most popular sports,
2006–2007

Sex and sport Participants
Male  
 Football (11-player) 1,104,548
 Basketball 556,269
 Track & field (outdoor) 544,180
 Baseball 477,430
 Soccer 377,999
 Wrestling 257,246
 Cross country 216,085
 Golf 159,747
 Tennis 156,944
 Swimming & diving 106,738
Female  
 Basketball 456,967
 Track & field (outdoor) 444,181
 Volleyball 405,832
 Softball (fast pitch) 373,448
 Soccer 337,632
 Cross Country 183,376
 Tennis 176,696
 Swimming & diving 143,639
 Competitive spirit squads 95,177
 Golf 66,283
1. In years prior to 2000–2001, these figures did not include a portion of participants in combined sports.
Source: 2007 High School Participation Survey. Reprinted with permission of the National Federation of State High School Associations, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, Mo. 64195.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Most Common Names of Twins, 2005 Miscellaneous Housing Units in the United States, Regions, and States, and for Puerto Rico, 2000

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring