Chicago schools spend 32 percent more than United Township HSD 30
Operational spending at United Township High School in Rock Island is 32 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
United Township High School is in the United Township HSD 30 school district, where operational spending is $10,352 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 United Township High School is actually fewer than at CPS. At United Township High School, there are 15 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 United Township High School, the truancy rate is 2.3.
The Chicago Teachers Union has called upon state taxpayers to increase state funding to CPS by 25 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.
On the 2015 Illinois standardized K-12 test, or "PARCC" exam, 23.6 percent of students at United Township High School earned a passing score.
On the same exam, 25 percent of CPS students earned a passing score.
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