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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Washington Senior High School
6000 COLLEGE PKWY, PENSACOLA, FLA., 32504 | Grades NOT CONTINUOUS
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Washington Senior High School, part of the Escambia district, is located in Pensacola, Florida. The school reports enrolling 1,655 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, and it has 107 teachers on staff.
Washington Senior High School is below both the state and district averages for the percentage of its students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. On average, 50 percent of students in Florida qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, whereas 42 percent of students at Washington Senior High School are eligible. At the district level, 58 percent 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.
Washington Senior High School's enrollment rates in chemistry, physics and advanced math subject areas are 11 percent, 3 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Gifted and talented at the school has an enrollment rate of 11 percent.
Immokalee High School, in Immokalee, Fla., is a higher-poverty school than Washington Senior High School, with 81 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school enrolls 8 percent of students in the gifted and talented program.
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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