Urban Education

National Trends

 

Mathematics


In 2000, fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders in central city schools had lower average mathematics scores than their counterparts in urban fringe/large town schools. In addition, fourth- and eighth-graders in central city schools had lower average scores than their counterparts in rural/small town schools. Fourth-graders in urban fringe/large town schools had higher scores than their counterparts in rural/small town schools.

Free/Reduced-Price School Lunch Program and Mathematics

At all three grades in 2000, students eligible for the federally funded Free/Reduced-Price Lunch Program had lower average scores than those who were not eligible. Free/reduced-price lunches are intended for children at or near the poverty line.

 

 


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