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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Cahokia High School
800 RANGE LN, CAHOKIA, ILL., 62206 | Grades 9-12
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Cahokia High School, part of the Cahokia CUSD 187, is located in Cahokia, Illinois. The school reports enrolling 880 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 34 teachers on staff.
Cahokia High School is above the state average but below the district average in terms of the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. On average, 44 percent of students in Illinois are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs, whereas 71 percent of Cahokia High School students do. At the district level, 80 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.
Cahokia High School offers four AP courses, and 6 percent of students participate in those classes.
Cahokia High School enrolls 6 percent of students in advanced math classes, and 9 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 1 percent.
Lake Park High School, a lower-poverty school than Cahokia High School, does not have any students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school enrolls 24 percent of its students in AP classes. It is located in Roselle, Ill.
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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