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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Lanphier High School
1300 N 11TH ST, SPRINGFIELD, ILL., 62702 | Grades 9-12
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Lanphier High School, part of the Springfield School District 186, is located in Springfield, Illinois. The school reports an enrollment number of 1,045 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 97 teachers on staff.
Lanphier High School is above both the state and district averages in terms of the percentage of its students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. On average, 44 percent of students in Illinois are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, whereas 70 percent of Lanphier High School students are eligible. At the district level, 63 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.
Lanphier High School offers 11 AP courses, and 6 percent of students participate in those classes.
Lanphier High School's enrollment rates in chemistry, physics and advanced math subject areas are 22 percent, 11 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Gifted and talented at the school has an enrollment rate of 5 percent.
Lake Park High School, a lower-poverty school than Lanphier High School, does not have any students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. The school enrolls 24 percent of its students in AP classes. It is located in Roselle, 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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