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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Kenwood Academy High School
5015 S BLACKSTONE AV, CHICAGO, ILL., 60615 | Grades 7-12
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Kenwood Academy High School, in Chicago, Illinois, is part of the Chicago Public Schools district. The school reports enrolling 1,790 students in grades seven through 12, and it has 107 teachers on staff.
Kenwood 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 75 percent of Kenwood 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.
Kenwood Academy High School's enrollment rates in chemistry, physics and advanced math subject areas are 34 percent, 35 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Gifted and talented at the school has an enrollment rate of 8 percent.
Taft High School is a lower-poverty school than Kenwood Academy High School, with 51 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school enrolls 7 percent of students in its gifted and talented program. The school is also located in Chicago, 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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