Chicago schools spend 21% more than Riverwood Elementary School
Operational spending at Riverwood Elementary School in McHenry is 21 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Riverwood Elementary School is in McHenry School District 15, where operational spending is $12,007 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 Riverwood Elementary School is actually less than at CPS. At Riverwood Elementary 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 Riverwood Elementary 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 Riverwood Elementary School, 34.4 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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