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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Levelland Middle School
1402 E ELLIS, LEVELLAND, TEXAS, 79336 | Grades 6-9
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Levelland Middle School, part of the Levelland ISD, is located in Levelland, Texas. The school reports enrolling 585 students in grades six through nine, and it has 47 teachers on staff.
Levelland Middle School is above the state average and on par with the district average in terms of the percentage of its students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. On average, 48 percent of students in Texas qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs, whereas 61 percent of Levelland Middle School students do. At the district level, 61 percent of students 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.
Levelland Middle School's enrollment rate for gifted and talented is 10 percent.
Deer Park Junior High is a lower-poverty school than Levelland Middle School, with 19 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school enrolls 11 percent of students in its gifted and talented program. The school is located in Deer Park, Texas.
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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