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Education, 1996-97State Profiles of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1996-97
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Illinois
Illinois
Illinois Board of Education, 100 North First Street,
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
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Superintendent of Education
Superintendent Glenn W. McGee, (217) 782-2221
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Dennis Powell, (217) 782-4315
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Dennis Powell, (217) 782-4315

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
1,811,446 1,973,040 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
4,263 4,185 Public schools
105,217 116,274 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
56,400 56,400 Land area in square miles
32.1 35.0 Public school students per square mile
7.6 7.4 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
11,391 11,845 State population (in thousands)
$1,804 $3,282 State revenue per capita
$1,687 $2,968 State expenditure per capita
$294 $417 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$115,299 $165,511 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 1,069 100% 1,040 Total public education agencies
92.2% 986 88.8% 924 Regular school districts
4.3% 46 7.8% 81 Regional service agencies
0.5% 5 0.5% 5 State-operated agencies
3.0% 32 2.9% 30 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.1% 1 0.1% 1 100 or more schools
0.7% 8 0.8% 8 25 to 99 schools
3.9% 42 4.7% 49 10 to 24 schools
16.3% 174 15.9% 165 5 to 9 schools
74.1% 792 74.4% 774 1 to 4 schools
4.9% 52 4.1% 43 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 4,263 100% 4,185 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
93.0% 3,963 91.7% 3,838 Regular schools
4.9% 210 5.9% 247 Special education schools
1.1% 45 0.6% 26 Vocational schools
1.1% 45 1.8% 74 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
37.3% 1,591 36.4% 1,524 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
18.2% 774 17.3% 725 PK, K, 1 to 8
9.1% 386 11.1% 466 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
6.5% 279 5.0% 209 7 to 8, 9
0.5% 22 1.9% 79 7, 8 to 12
15.5% 661 14.9% 625 9, 10, 11 to 12
8.5% 362 12.4% 517 Other grades
3.4% 144 0.6% 26 Ungraded
1.0% 44 0.3% 14 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
24,541 50,857 Prekindergarten
131,000 152,268 Kindergarten
142,619 162,304 First
142,121 154,385 Second
135,186 151,499 Third
128,340 145,919 Fourth
127,887 146,745 Fifth
122,444 157,949 Sixth
124,138 146,397 Seventh
121,278 141,348 Eighth
133,306 157,259 Ninth
135,447 145,471 Tenth
131,210 132,762 Eleventh
123,049 123,783 Twelfth
88,880 4,094 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
11.6% Students in special education with IEPs
School membership eligible for free lunch
15.3% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
100.0% 116,075 100.0% 104,626 Regular diploma
    Other diploma
    High school equivalency
    Other completers
    Dropouts
        Dropouts who were male
        Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
 
  did not participate in the NAEP 1996 State Assessment


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
    Students below basic level
    Students at or above basic level
    Students at or above proficient level
    Students at advanced level
Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
    Students below basic level
    Students at or above proficient level
    Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 186,595 100% 221,325 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
56.4% 105,217 52.5% 116,274 Teachers
6.2% 11,555 10.8% 23,898 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.4% 2,686 1.3% 2,838 Guidance counselors/directors
2.0% 3,823 1.7% 3,851 Librarians/library support
  6.7% 14,824 Administrative support
30.7% 57,372 22.3% 49,345 Other support services
        Administrators
2.3% 4,236 2.4% 5,234 School-based
0.9% 1,706 2.3% 5,061 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.3 1.1 Teacher to all other staff ratio
17.7 11.3 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$17,794 $27,210 Average beginning teacher salary
$29,667 $42,339 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.0% 0.3% Public school teachers with no degree
51.5% 49.8% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
42.0% 46.1% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
6.6% 3.9% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$126,071 $220,388 National school lunch
$12,923 $31,118 National school breakfast
$203,724 $339,093 Title I
$77,999 $139,839 Education for the handicapped
$41,903 $45,600 Vocational and adult education
$36,083 $69,460 School improvement
$11,862 $9,877 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$3,770 $5,650 Bilingual education
$115 $47 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$6,452,386 $13,161,954 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$3,562 $6,671 Revenue per pupil in membership
$6,923,298 $11,720,249 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,822 $5,940 Current expenditure per pupil in membership
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