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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Highland Park High School
433 VINE AVE, HIGHLAND PARK, ILL., 60035 | Grades 9-12
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Highland Park High School, part of the Township High School District 113, is located in Highland Park, Illinois. The school reports an enrollment number of 2,025 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 140 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.
Highland Park High School offers 19 AP courses, and 33 percent of students participate in those classes.
The school's pass rate for AP exams of 91 percent is below the district average of 92 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.
Highland Park High School has an enrollment rate of 36 percent for advanced math classes, and 24 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 24 percent.
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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