Definition: Percentage of public school students in grades 5, 7, and 9 meeting six of six fitness standards, by gender (e.g., in 2017, 24.2% of male 5th graders in California met all fitness standards).
Data Source: California Dept. of Education, Physical Fitness Testing Research Files (Jan. 2018).
Footnote: Years presented are the final year of a school year (e.g., 2016-2017 is shown as 2017). In order to meet all fitness standards, students must score in the "Healthy Fitness Zone" on six of six fitness areas (upper body strength, flexibility, aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength, and trunk strength). These data may not be comparable with data from earlier years because new standards were applied to the aerobic capacity and body composition fitness areas in 2011. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because 20 or fewer students in that group were tested, 20 or fewer met all six standards, or the grade level is not offered in that district. N/A means that data are not available.