Chicago schools spend 6 percent more than Willow Grove Kindergarten Center
Operational spending at Willow Grove Kindergarten Center in Lake County is 6 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Willow Grove Kindergarten Center is in the Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96 school district, where operational spending is $14,176 per year, per student.
In the Chicago Public School District (CPS), the average school spends $15,120 per year, per student.
The number of students per classroom at Willow Grove Kindergarten Center is actually fewer than at CPS. At Willow Grove Kindergarten Center, there are 19 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 Willow Grove Kindergarten Center, the truancy rate is 8.7 percent.
The Chicago Teachers Union has called on 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.
46.4 percent of students at Willow Grove Kindergarten Ctr 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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