47.9 percent of Grafton Elementary students fail PARCC test
On the 2014-2015 PARCC exam (www.illinoisreportcard.com), students at Grafton Elementary School scored a passing rate of 52.1 percent and a failure rate of 47.9 percent. Passing the PARCC exam reflects the percentage of students who "met expectations" or "exceeded expectations." In Illinois overall, 32.9 percent of students passed the PARCC exam.
Per-pupil spending at Grafton Elementary School is $9,499. The average spending in the state is $12,521. Grafton Elementary School is part of the Jersey CUSD 100 school district. Approximately 55.0 percent of Jersey CUST 100's spending is supported by local funding. For the average school district in Illinois, 66 percent of per-pupil spending is supported with local funds.
Chicago Public Schools is seeking a bailout of its district from Illinois taxpayers. Students in Chicago Public Schools scored a passing rate of 25 percent on the PARCC exam. Per-pupil spending in Chicago is $15,120, with 49 percent of this amount coming from local funding sources. Chicago is seeking to expand per-pupil funding by 25 percent. Under its plan, all of this increase would be paid for by Illinois taxpayers. This would bring the total funding to $18,900 per pupil. Illinois taxpayers would pay for approximately 61 percent of this higher funding level.
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