Vermont, already with the smallest number of high school athletes, sees biggest decline in participation

December 30, 2017 / Athletic Administration
Already with the fewest participating high school athletes among the 50 states, Vermont also saw the biggest drop in participation during the 2016-17 school year, statistically speaking. Vermont’s participation rate dropped by 10.5 percent from 2015-16, according to the National Federation of State High School Association’s annual survey. Vermont’s overall population was steady in 2017, according to U.S. Census estimates, with a gain of approximately 300 people from the previous year’s estimates.

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