Chicago schools spend 36 percent more than Mattoon Cusd 2
Operational spending at Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School in Coles is 36 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Arland D Williams Jr Elementary Sch is in the Mattoon Cusd 2 school district, where operational spending is $9,750 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 Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School is actually fewer than at CPS. At Arland D. Williams Jr. Elementary School, there are 23 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 Arland D. Williams Jr. 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.
26.9 percent of students at Arland D. Williams Jr. 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.