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State of Illinois Summary

There are 870 districts, 4,336 public schools, and 52 charter schools in Illinois serving 2,083,097 students. Financially the state of Illinois spends approximately $13,818 per student. There are 131,777 full-time teachers receiving a total of $9,447,166,391 in salaries and $3,839,639,284 in total benefits. 445,314 students receive a free lunch and 569,399 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 870
Total Schools: 4,336
Charter Schools: 52
Full-time Teachers: 131,777
Total Students: 2,083,097
LEP / ELL Students: 170,631
IEP Students: 303,092
Freshman Graduation Rate: 82%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 445,314
Reduced Lunch: 569,399
Revenue Per Student: $13,818
Salaries: $9,447,166,391
Employee Benefits: $3,839,639,284

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Illinois Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 60.30%
Grade 4 Reading 59.20%
Elementary School Science 80.80%
Grade 8 Math 59.10%
Grade 8 Reading 59.90%
Middle School Science 79.00%
High School Math 52.10%
High School Reading 55.00%
High School Science 49.70%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.