Chicago schools spend 26 percent more than Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center
Operational spending at Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center in Jefferson is 26 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center is in the Mount Vernon School District No. 80 School District, where operational spending is $11,177 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 Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center is actually fewer than at CPS. At Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center, there are 21 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 Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center, the truancy rate is 8.7.
The Chicago Teachers Union has called upon state taxpayers to increase state funding to CPS by 33 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, 26.6 percent of students at Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center 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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