Average Chicago school spends 33 percent more than Washington Junior High
Operational spending at Washington Junior High School in Rock Island is 33 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Washington Junior High School is in Rock Island School District 41, where operational spending is $10,085 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 Washington Jr High School is actually fewer than at CPS. At Washington Jr High School, there are 23 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 Washington Jr High School, the truancy rate is 8.7.
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,16 percent of students at Washington Junio High School earned a passing score.
On the same exam, 25 percent of CPS students earned a passing score.
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