79.8 percent of Northwestern Junior High students fail PARCC exam
On the 2014-2015 PARCC exam (www.illinoisreportcard.com), students at Northwestern Junior High School scored a passing rate of 20.2 percent and a failure rate of 79.8 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 Northwestern Junior High School is $11,124 annually. The average spending in the state is $12,521. Northwestern Junior High School is part of the Northwestern CUSD 2 school district. 50.0 percent of Northwestern CUSD 2 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 passage 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 the increase would be paid for by Illinois taxpayers. This would bring the total funding to $18,900. Illinois taxpayers would pay for approximately 61 percent of this higher funding level.