Illinois
Public School Ratings



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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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Illinois School Districts by City
Number Of Students 2,025,030
Number Of Illinois Schools 4,248
Number Of Illinois School Districts 956
Spending Per Student $15,801

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 36.6394651672078
4th Grade 38.0084059556291
5th Grade 34.6530582403603
6th Grade 32.9307686510545
7th Grade 38.3319385741908
8th Grade 34.7099017103861
10th Grade 0.660928143712575
11th Grade 34.1300595147939

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.2636102030195
4th Grade 30.9110456484074
5th Grade 30.0351582631935
6th Grade 25.9416842372852
7th Grade 29.3212652294523
8th Grade 29.0764145280535
10th Grade 0.0
11th Grade 31.4574328195041

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 50.5% 50.6%
Black 17.6% 16.0%
Hispanic 26.3% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.1% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 47.7% 48.4%
English Language Learners 9.8% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 14.5% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.74
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Illinois Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,802,023 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 230 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.6% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 33.7% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.1%
65 Or Older 14.4% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 4,818,452 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 10.3% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.6% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 33.4% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 13.3% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.0% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.7% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.4% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.8% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.6% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 11.1% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,469 $17,149,168,027 53.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $866 $1,753,249,816 5.5%
Staff $511 $1,035,392,053 3.2%
General Administration $508 $1,028,089,038 3.2%
School Administration $724 $1,466,036,035 4.6%
Operation $1,137 $2,302,343,028 7.2%
Transportation $625 $1,265,587,571 4.0%
Other $553 $1,119,318,418 3.5%
Total Support $4,923 $9,969,107,562 31.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,409 $4,878,272,870 15.2%
Total Expenditures $15,801 $31,997,108,858 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%