Chicago schools spend 32% more than Lundahl Middle School
Operational spending at Lundahl Middle School in Crystal Lake is 32 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Lundahl Middle School is in Crystal Lake School District 47, where operational spending is $10,267 per year per student.
In the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the average school spends $15,120 per year per student.
The number of students per classroom at Lundahl Middle School is actually less than at CPS. At Lundahl Middle School, there are 22 students per classroom, while at CPS there are 24.
However, at CPS, while schools are staffed for full enrollment, 27 percent of students are "chronically truant." That means adjusted for actual student attendance, CPS has 17.5 students per classroom.
At Lundahl Middle School, the truancy rate is 8.7 percent.
The Chicago Teachers Union has called upon state taxpayers to increase state funding to CPS by 33 percent, or to $20,000 per student. City officials are considering filing a federal lawsuit to require the rest of Illinois to provide this funding.
At Lundahl Middle School, 48.2 percent of students earned a passing score on the 2015 Illinois standardized K-12 test, or PARCC exam.
On the same exam, 25 percent of CPS students earned a passing score.
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