Chicago schools spend 31 percent more than Nippersink Middle School
Operational spending at Nippersink Middle School in Richmond is 31 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Nippersink Middle School is in Nippersink School District 2, where operational spending is $10,486 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 Nippersink Middle School is actually fewer than at CPS. At Nippersink Middle School, there are 21 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 Nippersink 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 Nippersink Middle School, 47.8 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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