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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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Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary

9801 ACADEMY HILLS DR. NE, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., 87111 | Grades PreK-5

Districts with 3,000 or more students
Students Total Teachers Inexp. Teachers
This School
District 87.7K 5,581 11%
State 275K 17,350 10%
State Average
District Average

Percentage of relevant students who...

Get Free/Reduced Price Lunch



Are in a Gifted/Talented Program





3% Am Indian

9% Asian

3% Black

21% Hispanic

63% White

Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary, part of the Albuquerque Public Schools district, is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The school reports enrolling 475 students in grades pre-kindergarten through five, and it has 28 teachers on staff.

Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary is below both the state and district averages for the percentage of its students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. On average, 61 percent of students in New Mexico qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, whereas 11 percent of students at Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary are eligible. At the district level, 53 percent 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.

Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary's enrollment rate for gifted and talented is 13 percent.

Adobe Acres Elementary, also in Albuquerque, N.M., is a higher-poverty school than Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary, with 100 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school enrolls 9 percent of students in the 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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