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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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Paul D Schreiber Senior High School

101 CAMPUS DRIVE, PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., 11050 | Grades 9-12

Districts with 3,000 or more students
Students Total Teachers Inexp. Teachers AP Courses
This School
1,545
122
2% 25
District 4,960 444 2% 25
State 2.07M 171,244 14% 7
 
State Average
 
District Average

Percentage of relevant students who...

Get Free/Reduced Price Lunch

49%
10%

8%

Take at Least One AP Course

16%
53%

53%

AP Pass Rate

61%
84%

84%

Take Advanced Math

16%
28%

28%

Take Chemistry

17%
15%

15%

Take Physics

9%
13%

13%

Participate in sports

44%
0.0%

63%

Are

0%
0%

0% Am Indian
10%
13%

16% Asian
22%
2%

3% Black
26%
15%

17% Hispanic
42%
69%

65% White

Paul D Schreiber Senior High School, part of the Port Washington Union Free School District, is located in Port Washington, New York. The school reports enrolling 1,545 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 122 teachers on staff.

Paul D Schreiber Senior High School is below both the state and district averages in terms of the percentage of its students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. On average, 49 percent of students in New York are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs, while 8 percent of Paul D Schreiber Senior High School students are eligible. At the district level, 10 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.

Paul D Schreiber Senior High School offers 25 AP courses, and 53 percent of students participate in those classes.

The school's pass rate for AP exams is the same as the district's, both at 84 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.

Paul D Schreiber Senior High School enrolls 28 percent of students in advanced math classes, and 15 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 13 percent.

High School For Teaching And The Professions, in Bronx, N.Y., is a higher-poverty school than Paul D Schreiber Senior High School, with 99 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school offers four AP courses, and 11 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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