Illinois
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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: 2016 (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 2,040,437
Number Of Illinois Schools 4,176
Number Of Illinois School Districts 954
Spending Per Student $15,079

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 35.9062855359556
4th Grade 36.5971153081043
5th Grade 35.6441632169452
6th Grade 33.8487088281942
7th Grade 38.6568176634073
8th Grade 36.2053192968528
11th Grade 36.4778119994496

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 38.922478053711
4th Grade 30.3054168756251
5th Grade 28.8243527358449
6th Grade 27.1307815604991
7th Grade 26.1603061482409
8th Grade 31.1233962272614
11th Grade 32.9776003906213

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 50.6% 51.5%
Black 17.8% 16.2%
Hispanic 26.4% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.9% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 49.0% 47.6%
English Language Learners 9.5% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 14.5% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.77
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Illinois Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 12,801,539 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 230 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.1% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.8% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 33.9% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.3% 26.2%
65 Or Older 13.9% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 4,802,124 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 10.5% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.3% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 32.9% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 12.2% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 14.5% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.7% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.5% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.3% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.1% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 11.5% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,862 $16,041,736,338 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $849 $1,733,187,841 5.6%
Staff $504 $1,028,020,809 3.3%
General Administration $508 $1,036,522,218 3.4%
School Administration $653 $1,331,780,740 4.3%
Operation $1,174 $2,396,104,949 7.8%
Transportation $598 $1,220,380,148 4.0%
Other $546 $1,114,934,113 3.6%
Total Support $4,833 $9,860,885,139 32.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,384 $4,865,224,284 15.8%
Total Expenditures $15,079 $30,767,924,182 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%