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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.

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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Concord Elementary School

723 S CONCORD ST, SEATTLE, WASH., 98108 | Grades PreK-5

Districts with 3,000 or more students
Students Total Teachers Inexp. Teachers
This School
345
23
4%
District 43.9K 2,569 12%
State 833K 42,424 7%
 
State Average
 
District Average

Percentage of relevant students who...

Get Free/Reduced Price Lunch

38%
39%

85%

Are

2%
2%

4% Am Indian
10%
22%

10% Asian
7%
21%

14% Black
16%
12%

55% Hispanic
64%
44%

16% White

Concord Elementary School, part of the Seattle Public Schools district, is located in Seattle, Washington. The school reports an enrollment number of 345 students in grades pre-kindergarten through five, and it has 23 teachers on staff.

Concord Elementary School is above both the state and district averages for the percentage of students eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch. On average, 38 percent of students in Washington qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, while 85 percent of students at Concord Elementary School do. At the district level, 39 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.

The school hasn't reported or may not have a gifted and talented program.

Discovery Elementary, in Issaquah, Wash., is a lower-poverty school than Concord Elementary School, with 2 percent of its students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. The school enrolls 11 percent of students in its gifted and talented program.

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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