Illinois State Information

Where Illinois Ranks
Illinois National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,710 $7,734 28
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 22.3 21.2 41
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $34,522 $29,564 6
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $51,496 $45,771 9
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 74 %71 % 24
  • Black
  • 52 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 52 %52 %
  • White
  • 85 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Rod R. Blagojevich (D)
    State Superintendent: Dr. Christopher Koch
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 2,100,961
    No. of Districts: 893
    No. of Public Schools: 4,267
    No. of Public School Teachers: 127,669
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $17.3 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 56.0%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 35.6%
    Students With Disabilities: 15.1%
    English-Language Learners: 8.1%

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