Chicago schools spend 34 percent more than Carl Sandburg Middle School
Operational spending at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Lake County is 34 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Carl Sandburg Middle School is in the Mundelein ESD 75 school district, where operational spending is $10,009 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 Carl Sandburg Middle School is actually fewer than at CPS. At Carl Sandburg Middle School, 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 Carl Sandburg Middle 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.
37.4 percent of students at Carl Sandburg Middle School 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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