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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St Charles East High School
1020 DUNHAM RD, SAINT CHARLES, ILL., 60174 | Grades 9-12
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St Charles East High School, in Saint Charles, Illinois, is part of the St Charles CUSD 303. The school reports enrolling 2,160 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 132 teachers on staff.
St Charles East High School is below the state average but above the district average 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 programs, whereas 10 percent of St Charles East High School students are eligible. At the district level, 7 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.
St Charles East High School offers 17 AP courses, and 22 percent of students participate in those classes.
The school's pass rate for AP exams is 73 percent. This is lower than the district average of 76 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.
St Charles East High School has an enrollment rate of 20 percent for advanced math classes, and 20 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 14 percent.
Chicago Vocational Career Acad High School, in Chicago, Ill., is a higher-poverty school than St Charles 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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