Chicago schools spend 16 percent more than Springfield Southeast High
Operational spending at Springfield Southeast High School in Sangamon is 16 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Springfield Southeast High School is in Springfield School District 186, where operational spending is $12,704 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 Springfield Southeast High Sch is actually fewer than at CPS. At Springfield Southeast High School, there are 17 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 Springfield Southeast 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,14.9 percent of students at Springfield Southeast High School earned a passing score.
On the same exam, 25 percent of CPS students earned a passing score.