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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Elk Grove High School
500 W ELK GROVE BLVD, ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL., 60007 | Grades 9-12
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Elk Grove High School, part of the Township High School District 214, is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The school reports an enrollment number of 2,040 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 108 teachers on staff.
Elk Grove High School is below the state average but above the district average for the percentage of its students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. On average, 44 percent of students in Illinois qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs, whereas 17 percent of Elk Grove High School students qualify. At the district level, 13 percent of students qualify.
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.
Elk Grove High School offers 23 AP courses, and 32 percent of students participate in those classes.
The school's pass rate for AP exams is 62 percent. This is lower than the district average of 80 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.
Elk Grove High School has an enrollment rate of 20 percent for math classes, and 27 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 9 percent, and the gifted and talented program has a participation rate of 6 percent.
Chicago Vocational Career Acad High School, in Chicago, Ill., is a higher-poverty school than Elk Grove High School, with 100 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school offers two AP courses, and 3 percent of students are enrolled in those courses.
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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