Chicago schools spend 31% more than Richmond Grade School
Operational spending at Richmond Grade School in Richmond is 31 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Richmond Grade 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 Richmond Grade School is actually less than at CPS. At Richmond Grade School, there are 20 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 Richmond Grade 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 Richmond Grade School, 39.2 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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