The Chicago Public Schools district is the biggest school district in Illinois, and as negotiations heat up between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Board of Education over a new contract proposal that would end the seven percent pension contribution pick-up paid by Chicago Public Schools, we thought it would be helpful to see some important facts and statistics.
- Elementary/middle: 422
- Charter: 127
- High schools: 105
- Combination: 10 (schools that serve elementary and high school grade levels)
- 22,519 teachers
- Elementary student-teacher ratio: 23.5
- High school student-teacher ratio: 19.8
Students: 396,683 (2014-15 20th day enrollment figures)
- Pre-school: 22,873
- Kindergarten: 28,978
- Elementary (grades 1-8): 232,825
- Secondary (grades 9-12): 112,007
Low-income students: 86.02 percent
English Language Learners (ELL): 16.7 percent
Average class size: 24
Check out Reboot Illinois to learn more about Chicago Public Schools, including the academic performance of the students enrolled there and the district's financial state--pensions, budget and all.
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