Illinois
Public School Ratings






Illinois Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Illinois School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,969,467
Number Of Illinois Schools 4,345
Number Of Illinois School Districts 958
Spending Per Student $17,751

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

50 40 30 20 10 0
37%
38%
35%
33%
39%
35%
34%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

50 40 30 20 10 0
37%
31%
30%
26%
29%
30%
31%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 49.7% 49.7%
Black 17.3% 15.9%
Hispanic 27.2% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.4% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 48.7% 47.6%
English Language Learners 11.6% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 15.1% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14.9
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Illinois Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,671,821 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 227 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.4% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 33.6% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.2% 26.0%
65 Or Older 14.8% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 4,803,782 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 10.2% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.9% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 34.1% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.5% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.6% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.7% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.2% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.3% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.2% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 10.5% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,622 $18,950,007,358 54.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,089 $2,145,531,133 6.1%
Staff $566 $1,114,152,009 3.2%
General Administration $583 $1,147,898,898 3.3%
School Administration $826 $1,626,982,436 4.7%
Operation $1,236 $2,433,383,753 7.0%
Transportation $681 $1,340,419,899 3.8%
Other $616 $1,214,165,287 3.5%
Total Support $5,597 $11,022,815,251 31.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,533 $4,988,320,395 14.3%
Total Expenditures $17,751 $34,960,767,627 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%