Average Chicago school spends 16 percent more than Capital College Prep
Operational spending at Capital College Preparatory Academy in Sangamon County is 16 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Capital College Preparatory Academy is in the Springfield SD 186 school district, 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 Capital College Preparatory Academy is actually fewer than at CPS. At Capital College Preparatory Academy, there are 20 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 Capital College Preparatory Academy, the truancy rate is 8.7 percent.
The Chicago Teachers Union has called on 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.
17.3 percent of students at Capital College Preparatory Acad 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.