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Is Your State Providing Equal Access to Education?

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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Team Englewood Comm Acad High School

6201 S STEWART AVE, CHICAGO, ILL., 60621 | Grades 9-11

Districts with 3,000 or more students
Students Total Teachers Inexp. Teachers AP Courses
This School
360
27
38% 2
District 369K 22,600 15% 7
State 1.36M 84,195 14% 11
 
State Average
 
District Average

Percentage of relevant students who...

Take at Least One AP Course

19%
22%

14%

AP Pass Rate

67%
38%

0%

Take Advanced Math

13%
4%

0%

Take Chemistry

21%
24%

25%

Take Physics

12%
7%

4%

Participate in sports

49%
0.0%

68%

Are

0%
0%

0% Am Indian
5%
4%

0% Asian
24%
43%

100% Black
27%
43%

0% Hispanic
43%
10%

0% White

Team Englewood Comm Acad High School, part of the Chicago Public Schools district, is located in Chicago, Illinois. The school reports an enrollment number of 360 students in grades nine through 11, and it has 27 teachers on staff.

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.

Team Englewood Comm Acad High School offers two AP courses, and 14 percent of students participate in those classes.

Team Englewood Comm Acad High School enrolls 4 percent of students in physics classes, and 25 percent of students take chemistry.

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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