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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Proviso East High School
807 S 1ST AVE, MAYWOOD, ILL., 60153 | Grades 9-12
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Proviso East High School, part of the Proviso Township High School District 209R, is located in Maywood, Illinois. The school reports enrolling 1,910 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 124 teachers on staff.
Proviso East 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 50 percent of students at Proviso East High School do. At the district level, 39 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.
Proviso East High School offers 10 AP courses, and 3 percent of students participate in those classes.
Chicago Vocational Career Acad High School, in Chicago, Ill., is a higher-poverty school than Proviso East High School, with 100 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school offers two AP courses, and 3 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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