EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IS AN AMERICAN IDEAL.

Yet in 2015, at only 4 percent of schools did students from low-income families achieve at the level of their more advantaged peers, nationally.

The Education Equality Index (EEI) is the first comparative national measure of the performance of students from low-income families at the school- and city-level.

The Index accounts for differences in state exams and poverty concentration at the school level.  

We have released school and city scores for the 300 largest U.S. cities*, giving policymakers, researchers, educators, and parents information to identify schools and cities where students from low-income families are achieving at high levels compared to their more advantaged peers, nationally.

*with sufficient available data

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