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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Ransom Middle School
1000 W KINGSFIELD RD, CANTONMENT, FLA., 32533 | Grades 6-8
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Ransom Middle School, part of the Escambia district, is located in Cantonment, Florida. The school reports an enrollment number of 1,310 students in grades six through eight, and it has 79 teachers on staff.
Ransom Middle School is below 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 programs, while 35 percent of Ransom Middle School students 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.
Ransom Middle School's enrollment rate for gifted and talented is 6 percent.
Jose De Diego Middle School, in Miami, Fla., is a higher-poverty school than Ransom Middle School, with 93 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school enrolls 3 percent of students in its 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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