Chicago schools spend 32% more than Prairie Elementary School
Operational spending at Indian Prairie Elementary School in Crystal Lake is 32 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Indian Prairie Elementary 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 Indian Prairie Elementary School is lower than at CPS. At Indian Prairie Elementary 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 Indian Prairie 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 Indian Prairie Elementary School, 53.3 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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