ProPublica analyzed federal education data from the 2009-2010 school year to examine whether states provide high-poverty schools equal access to advanced courses and special programs that researchers say will help them later in life. This is the first nationwide picture of exactly which courses are being taken at which schools and districts across the country. More than three-quarters of all public school children are represented. Read our story and our methodology.
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Boyd H. Anderson High School
3050 NW 41 ST, LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA., 33309 | Grades 9-12
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Boyd H. Anderson High School, in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, is part of the Broward district. The school reports enrolling 2,095 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 136 teachers on staff.
Boyd H. Anderson High School is above both the state and district averages in terms of the percentage of its students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. On average, 50 percent of students in Florida are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, whereas 65 percent of Boyd H. Anderson High School students are eligible. At the district level, 48 percent of students are eligible.
ProPublica's analysis found that all too often, states and schools provide poor students fewer educational programs like Advanced Placement, gifted and talented programs, and advanced math and science classes. Studies have linked participation in these programs with better outcomes later in life. Our analysis uses free and reduced-price lunch to estimate poverty at schools. We based our findings on the most comprehensive data set of access to advanced classes and special programs in U.S. public schools — known as the Civil Rights Data Set— released by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Boyd H. Anderson High School offers 27 AP courses, and 18 percent of students participate in those classes.
For AP tests, the school's pass rate is below the district average, with 17 percent of students passing some or all AP tests. Compare this to the district rate of 48 percent.
A school's AP pass rate is determined by the number of students who both sat for AP exams and passed some or all of those exams.
Boyd H. Anderson High School has an enrollment rate of 22 percent for math classes, and 23 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 5 percent, and the gifted and talented program has a participation rate of 2 percent.
Florida Youth Challenge Academy is a lower-poverty school than Boyd H. Anderson High School, with 1 percent of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. The school hasn't reported or may not offer a AP courses. The school is located in Starke, Fla.
These data points were reported by schools and districts to the Office for Civil Rights. For more information about the data, see our full methodology.
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