School District comparisons

by Diane Benjamin
From the Illinois State Board of Education website: http://www.isbe.net/

See the chart below:

Unit 5 and District 87 have less Administrators per pupil, but the percent spent on Instruction is low. Where is the money going?  Graduations rates are way below surrounding districts.

Leroy, Lexington, and Ridgeview have high pupil to admin percentages.  Lexington somehow manages to spend a larger percent on Instruction.

Lexington has the highest percent spent on instruction, but 4 year graduation rate is low.

Tri-Valley has a high graduation rate, high admin per pupil rate, but spending on Instruction is one the highest.

Leroy has a high graduation rate and LOW percent spent on Instruction.  Where is their money going?

Also See: https://blnnews.com/2012/11/12/more-on-school-districts/

Also See:  https://blnnews.com/2012/11/12/school-district-comparison-continued/

Next – how they rate on standardized test scores.

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