72.5 percent of North Jacksonville School students fail PARCC test
On the 2014-2015 PARCC exam (www.illinoisreportcard.com), students at North Jacksonville School scored a passing rate of 27.5 percent and a failure rate of 72.5 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 North Jacksonville School is $8,840. The average spending in the state is $12,521. North Jacksonville School is part of the Jacksonville SD 117 school district. Approximately 58.7 percent of Jacksonville SD 117'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 sources of funds. 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 total funding to $18,900. Illinois taxpayers would provide approximately 61 percent of this higher funding level.