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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H L Richards High Sch(Campus)
10601 CENTRAL AVE, OAK LAWN, ILL., 60453 | Grades 9-12
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H L Richards High Sch(Campus), part of the CHSD 218, is located in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The school reports an enrollment number of 1,770 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 140 teachers on staff.
H L Richards High Sch(Campus) 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, 44 percent of students in Illinois are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs, while 37 percent of H L Richards High Sch(Campus) students are eligible. At the district level, 42 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.
H L Richards High Sch(Campus) offers 15 AP courses, and 21 percent of students participate in those classes.
The school's pass rate for AP exams of 61 percent is higher than the district average of 47 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.
H L Richards High Sch(Campus) has an enrollment rate of 16 percent for advanced math classes, and 23 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 14 percent.
Chicago Vocational Career Acad High School, in Chicago, Ill., is a higher-poverty school than H L Richards High Sch(Campus), 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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