Chicago schools spend 38 percent more than Glenwood Elementary School
Operational spending at Glenwood Elementary School in Chatham is 38 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Glenwood Elementary School is in the Ball Chatham CUSD No. 5 school district, where operational spending is $9,330 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 Glenwood Elementary School is actually fewer than at CPS. At Glenwood Elementary 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 Glenwood 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.
53.1 percent of students at Glenwood Elementary 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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