Chicago schools spend 4 percent more than Carbondale Community High School
Operational spending at Carbondale Community High School in Jackson is 4 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Carbondale Community High School is in the Carbondale CHSD No. 165 School District, where operational spending is $14,443 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 Carbondale Community High School is actually fewer than at CPS. At Carbondale Community High School, there are 17 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 Carbondale Community High School, the truancy rate is 2.3.
The Chicago Teachers Union has called upon state taxpayers to increase state funding to CPS by 25 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.
Meanwhile, 31.9 percent of students at Carbondale Community High School 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.
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