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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Gresham High School
1200 N MAIN AVE, GRESHAM, ORE., 97030 | Grades 9-12
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Gresham High School, in Gresham, Oregon, is part of the Gresham-Barlow School District 10J. The school reports enrolling 1,740 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 74 teachers on staff.
Gresham High School is below both the state and district averages for the percentage of its students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. On average, 46 percent of students in Oregon qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, whereas 32 percent of students at Gresham High School are eligible. At the district level, 38 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.
Gresham High School hasn't reported or may not offer AP courses.
Gresham High School's enrollment rates in chemistry, physics and advanced math subject areas are 14 percent, 3 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Gifted and talented at the school has an enrollment rate of 2 percent.
McKay High School, in Salem, Ore., is a higher-poverty school than Gresham High School, with 93 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school offers 14 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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