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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Fenger Academy High School
11220 S WALLACE ST, CHICAGO, ILL., 60628 | Grades 9-12
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Fenger Academy High School, part of the Chicago Public Schools district, is located in Chicago, Illinois. The school reports an enrollment number of 1,185 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 88 teachers on staff.
Fenger Academy 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 89 percent of students at Fenger Academy High School do. At the district level, 78 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.
Fenger Academy High School offers two AP courses, and 5 percent of students participate in those classes.
Fenger Academy High School has an enrollment rate of 14 percent for advanced math classes, and 9 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 34 percent.
Lake Park High School, a lower-poverty school than Fenger Academy 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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