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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1001 MCHUGH RD, HOLMEN, WIS., 54636 | Grades 9-12
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Holmen High, in Holmen, Wisconsin, is part of the Holmen School District. The school reports enrolling 1,030 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 80 teachers on staff.
Holmen High is below the state average and on par with the district average for the percentage of its students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. On average, 36 percent of students in Wisconsin are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs, while 22 percent of Holmen High students are eligible. At the district level, 22 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.
Holmen High offers six AP courses, and 72 percent of students participate in those classes.
Holmen High's enrollment rates in chemistry, physics and advanced math subject areas are 39 percent, 14 percent and 17 percent, respectively. Gifted and talented at the school has an enrollment rate of 3 percent.
Cornerstone Academy, in Milwaukee, Wis., is a higher-poverty school than Holmen High, with 86 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school hasn't reported or may not offer AP 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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