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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Westwood Elementary School
14124 W SOUTH ST, WOODSTOCK, ILL., 60098 | Grades 1-5
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Westwood Elementary School, in Woodstock, Illinois, is part of the Woodstock CUSD 200. The school reports enrolling 405 students in grades one through five, and it has 22 teachers on staff.
Westwood Elementary 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 34 percent of Westwood Elementary School students are eligible. At the district level, 30 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.
Westwood Elementary School's enrollment rate for gifted and talented is 5 percent.
Round Lake Beach Elementary School, in Round Lake, Ill., is a higher-poverty school than Westwood Elementary School, with 93 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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