Chicago schools spend 17% more than Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center
Operational spending at Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock is 17 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center is in Woodstock School District 200, where operational spending is $12,548 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 Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center is actually less than at CPS. At Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center, 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 Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center, 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 Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center, 14.3 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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