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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.

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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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Faribault Senior High

330 9TH AVENUE SW, FARIBAULT, MINN., 55021 | Grades 9-12

Districts with 3,000 or more students
Students Total Teachers Inexp. Teachers AP Courses
This School
1,230
61
18% 4
District 4,075 255 11% 2
State 526K 30,385 7% 9
 
State Average
 
District Average

Percentage of relevant students who...

Get Free/Reduced Price Lunch

30%
42%

28%

Take at Least One AP Course

23%
5%

5%

AP Pass Rate

59%
44%

44%

Take Advanced Math

20%
8%

9%

Take Chemistry

21%
9%

10%

Take Physics

11%
2%

2%

Are

1%
0%

0% Am Indian
8%
2%

2% Asian
12%
7%

7% Black
7%
19%

11% Hispanic
71%
71%

79% White

Faribault Senior High, part of the Faribault Public School District, is located in Faribault, Minnesota. The school reports an enrollment number of 1,230 students in grades nine through 12, and it has 61 teachers on staff.

Faribault Senior High is below both the state and district averages for the percentage of its students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. On average, 30 percent of students in Minnesota qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, whereas 28 percent of students at Faribault Senior High are eligible. At the district level, 42 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.

Faribault Senior High offers four AP courses, and 5 percent of students participate in those classes.

The school's pass rate for AP exams is the same as the district's, both at 44 percent.

A school's AP pass rate is determined by the number of students who both sat for AP exams and passed some or all of those exams.

Faribault Senior High has an enrollment rate of 9 percent for advanced math classes, and 10 percent of students take chemistry. The enrollment rate for physics at the school is 2 percent.

Ell Transition Program, in Roseville, Minn., is a higher-poverty school than Faribault Senior High, with 92 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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