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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Hyde Park Academy High School
6220 S STONY ISLAND, CHICAGO, ILL., 60637 | Grades 8-12
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Hyde Park Academy High School, part of the Chicago Public Schools district, is located in Chicago, Illinois. The school reports an enrollment number of 1,840 students in grades eight through 12, and it has 108 teachers on staff.
Hyde Park Academy 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 70 percent of Hyde Park Academy High School students do. At the district level, 78 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.
Hyde Park Academy High School offers six AP courses, and 11 percent of students participate in those classes.
Hyde Park Academy High School has enrollment rates of 23 percent and 4 in chemistry and math classes, respectively.
Corliss High School, also in Chicago, Ill., is a higher-poverty school than Hyde Park Academy High School, with 72 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school offers eight AP courses, and 26 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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