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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Dundee Crown High School
1 CHARGER CNTRY DR, CARPENTERSVILLE, ILL., 60110 | Grades 9-12
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Dundee-Crown High School, part of the CUSD 300, is located in Carpentersville, Illinois. The school reports enrolling 2,345 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 144 teachers on staff.
Dundee-Crown High School is above both the state and district averages for the percentage of students eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch. On average, 44 percent of students in Illinois qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, while 45 percent of students at Dundee-Crown High School do. At the district level, 32 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.
Dundee-Crown High School offers nine AP courses, and 12 percent of students participate in those classes.
The school's pass rate for AP exams is 71 percent. This is lower than the district average of 75 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.
Dundee-Crown High School enrolls 20 percent of students in advanced math classes, and 31 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 12 percent.
Chicago Vocational Career Acad High School, in Chicago, Ill., is a higher-poverty school than Dundee-Crown 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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