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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Woodland Middle School
7000 WASHINGTON ST, GURNEE, ILL., 60031 | Grades 6-8
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Woodland Middle School, part of the Woodland CCSD 50, is located in Gurnee, Illinois. The school reports enrolling 2,370 students in grades six through eight, and it has 96 teachers on staff.
Woodland Middle 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 21 percent of Woodland Middle School students are eligible. At the district level, 19 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.
Woodland Middle School's enrollment rate for gifted and talented is 11 percent.
C F Simmons Middle School, in Aurora, Ill., is a higher-poverty school than Woodland Middle School, with 100 percent of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. The school hasn't reported or may not have a gifted and talented program.
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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