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Lowest performing schools in Illinois Poverty and funding

Of the state’s 3,778 K-12 schools, 205 have been labeled as lowest performing. Almost half are in Chicago. The state's new report card also includes
Those 95 Chicago schools represent 15 percent of the district’s 619 schools. In Rockford, 16 of the district’s data on how many students in each
schools have been deemed lowest performing, a figure that represents 37 percent of the district's 43 district are classified as low-income and
schools. That's the largest percentage of lowest performing schools among the state's 25 largest school how well the district is funded in compari-
districts by student population. son to other districts across the state.
Exemplary Commendable Underperforming Lowest Performing

Rank School Students K-12 schools Percentage % Low income % funding adequacy

Illinois 2,001,529 3,778 10% 70% 15% 5%

1 Chicago 299 372,214 619 2 53 30 15 83% 63%

2 Elgin U46 38,764 53 85 15 59 55

3 Rockford 205 28,144 43 35 28 37 54 61

4 Indian Prairie 204 27,859 31 19 81 17 80

5 Plainfield 202 27,102 28 14 82 4 27 64

6 Algonquin 300 20,985 25 28 72 42 67

7 Oswego 308 18,096 20 50 50 24 63

8 Valley View 365 16,826 19 5 84 11 62 66

9 Naperville 203 16,654 21 62 38 16 117

10 Waukegan 60 16,275 21 71 29 70 51

11 Schaumburg 54 15,003 27 41 56 4 19 94

12 Springfield 186 14,295 31 58 23 19 68 70

13 Aurora East 131 14,061 17 59 41 72 51

14 McLean 5 13,346 22 14 68 18 33 80

15 Peoria 150 13,222 24 42 25 33 69 63

16 Wheaton 200 12,809 19 100 28 90

17 St. Charles 303 12,442 16 50 50 16 101

18 Palatine 15 12,431 19 11 68 21 40 80

19 Aurora West 129 12,316 15 7 67 27 50 57

20 Township 214 12,029 6 17 83 20 118

21 Cicero 99 11,874 15 53 47 76 56

22 Township 211 11,841 5 20 80 36 111

23 Joliet 86 11,444 19 5 74 16 5 96 54

24 Champaign 4 10,014 17 6 59 35 54 90

25 Huntley 158 9,601 8 12 88 11 68

Source: Illinois Report Card, 2017-2018 GATEHOUSE MEDIA