This chart shows key statistical information for the 2001-02 school year for five high-poverty districts that were found in a new report to have raised students’ test scores over three or more years.
|Aldine|| Chula |
| Kent |
| Minnea- |
|Per-pupil budget ($)||6,822||5,500||8,000||10,854||9,897|
|Number of students||52,520||23,132||2,795||47,470||27,192|
Student racial/ethnic distribution (%)
|Free/reduced-priced lunch eligibility (%)||74||44||38||67||80|
|English as a second language (%)||23||33||1||24||22|
| Average teacher |
|Average years of teaching experience||11||14||17||11||---|
NOTE: Percentages may not add up to 100 because of rounding.
SOURCE: Learning First Alliance. The report can be ordered from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development at www.ascd.org