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Important: This database is not kept up to date and should be treated as a historical snapshot of data from the 2009-10 school year. For ProPublica's latest data on public and charter schools, check out Miseducation.

The Opportunity Gap

Is Your State Providing Equal Access to Education?

This database includes all public schools in districts with more than 3,000 students from the 2009-2010 school year -- about three-quarters of all such students in the country. Use it to find out how well your state provides poor and wealthier schools equal access to advanced classes that researchers say will help them later in life. | Our latest data also includes AP pass rates and sports participation | Related: About the Data and Our Analysis ».

How States Compare

...at providing students these programs across all income levels... Fp-predict-legend
  • Sports
  • AP (Passing)
  • AP Classes
  • Gifted/Talented
  • Advanced Math
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
...at enrolling and passing students in Advanced Placement classes...
 
 
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ProPublica intern Sergio Hernandez contributed research to this project.

Source: U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights