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Illinois Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Illinois School Districts by City
Number Of Students 1,896,268
Number Of Illinois Schools 4,384
Number Of Illinois School Districts 972
Spending Per Student $19,347

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

50 40 30 20 10 0
36%
36%
37%
34%
40%
39%
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
40%
33%
29%
25%
29%
32%
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) 49.0% 48.6%
Black 17.2% 15.9%
Hispanic 27.8% 28.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.7% 5.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.4%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged UNREPORTED 49.0%
English Language Learners 12.1% 10.0%
Students With Disabilities 15.8% 14.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
No Data
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

Illinois Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,812,508 331,449,281
Population Density (per sq. mile) 230 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.0%
5-19 Years Old 19.1% 19.1%
20-44 Years Old 33.4% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.9% 25.6%
65 Or Older 15.7% 16.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 4,884,061 118,787,642
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 10.4%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.7% 88.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 35.5% 32.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 16.6% 15.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.6% 15.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.9% 12.8%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.7% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.4% 16.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.1% 12.6%
$15,000 or less 9.8% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,029 $19,016,817,034 51.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,163 $2,204,523,870 6.0%
Staff $638 $1,210,407,942 3.3%
General Administration $631 $1,197,392,434 3.3%
School Administration $874 $1,656,939,355 4.5%
Operation $1,371 $2,600,014,237 7.1%
Transportation $768 $1,457,229,827 4.0%
Other $660 $1,251,815,989 3.4%
Total Support $6,106 $11,578,604,873 31.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,213 $6,092,052,816 16.6%
Total Expenditures $19,347 $36,687,573,523 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%