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Is Your State Providing Equal Access to Education?

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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Millburn Sr High

462 MILLBURN AVE, MILLBURN, N.J., 07041 | Grades 9-12

Districts with 3,000 or more students
Students Total Teachers Inexp. Teachers AP Courses
This School
1,395
117
11% 27
District 4,820 351 8% 27
State 880K 72,554 11% 12
 
State Average
 
District Average

Percentage of relevant students who...

Get Free/Reduced Price Lunch

35%
1%

1%

Take at Least One AP Course

14%
72%

72%

AP Pass Rate

62%
49%

49%

Take Advanced Math

16%
21%

21%

Take Chemistry

20%
25%

25%

Take Physics

9%
7%

7%

Participate in sports

52%
0.0%

86%

Are

0%
0%

0% Am Indian
10%
18%

17% Asian
19%
1%

2% Black
24%
2%

3% Hispanic
46%
78%

79% White

Millburn Sr High, part of the Millburn Township district, is located in Millburn, New Jersey. The school reports enrolling 1,395 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 117 teachers on staff.

Millburn Sr High is below the state average and in line with the district average in terms of the percentage of its students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. On average, 35 percent of students in New Jersey qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs, whereas 1 percent of Millburn Sr High students do. At the district level, 1 percent 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.

Millburn Sr High offers 27 AP courses, and 72 percent of students participate in those classes.

The school's pass rate for AP exams is the same as the district's, both at 49 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.

Millburn Sr High has an enrollment rate of 21 percent for advanced math classes, and 25 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 7 percent.

International High is a higher-poverty school than Millburn Sr High, with 85 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Even though Millburn Sr High reports having AP-level classes, there are no students enrolled in those classes.

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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