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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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Educational Access in Kansas

Districts with 3,000 or more students.
279K
Students
19.2K
Teachers
28
Districts
517
Schools

Key Findings

High-poverty schools in Kansas are less likely than wealthier schools to provide students with the programs and classes —such as Advanced Placement courses—that researchers say will help them get ahead later in life. That disparity is more pronounced in Kansas than in many other states.

Kansas education officials say that lower AP enrollment doesn’t reflect the fact that many students prefer to take college-level courses at local community colleges instead of enrolling in their high school’s AP classes.

Percentage of relevant students who...

 
National Average

AP Pass Rate

55%

64%

Take Chemistry

18%

16%

Take Physics

8%

7%

Are

1%

1% Am Indian
6%

4% Asian
18%

12% Black
25%

20% Hispanic
49%

60% White

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At a Glance

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  • Unified Districts
  • Elementary Districts
  • Secondary Districts
  • Free/Reduced Lunch
  • AP Enrollment
  • AP Pass Rate
  • Advanced Math Enrollment
  • Gifted/Talented Enrollment