Chicago schools spend 17 percent more than Jersey's Delhi Elementary
Operational spending at Delhi Elementary School in Jersey is 17 percent less than the average Chicago public school.
Delhi Elementary School is in the Jersey CUSD 100 school district, where operational spending is $12,548 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 Delhi Elementary School is actually fewer than at CPS. At Delhi Elementary School, there are 22 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 Delhi 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.
Of students at Delhi Elementary School, 14.3 percent 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.