Wealthier Schools Have Fitter Kids

The more money a school district has the fitter their students are, according to state fitness test results.

In affluent districts such as Poway Unified, Carlsbad and San Dieguito Union, not only do students do better on academic tests, they can also do more sit-ups and push-ups, the test results show, the North County Times reported.

Students in Oceanside Unified, Vista Unified and Escondido Union ---- districts that have struggled with lower standardized test scores over the years ---- scored below the state average in grades five and seven, the report said. But ninth-graders in Vista and Escondido were above state and county averages.
Oceanside had the weakest results, with less than a quarter of students meeting fitness expectations.
Read more in the North County Times.
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