Chicago schools spend 34 percent more than Red Bud Elementary School
Operational spending at Red Bud Elementary School in Randolph is 34 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Red Bud Elementary School is in the Red Bud CUSD No. 132 School District, where operational spending is $9,936 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 Red Bud Elementary School is actually fewer than at CPS. At Red Bud Elementary School, 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 Red Bud Elementary School, the truancy rate is 8.7.
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, 26.7 percent of students at Red Bud Elementary 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.