The revenue Western Springs School District 101 received through local taxes increased 12.7 percent from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, adjusted for inflation, according to a West Cook News analysis of public schools data.
Forest Park School District 91, Hillside School District 93 and Lindop School District 92 reported the smallest student-to-administrator ratios in West Suburbs, according to the latest Illinois Schools Report Card.
Public school administrators in River Forest Public Schools District 90, Lyons Township High School District 204 and Oak Park-River Forest School District 200 earn the highest average salary in West Suburbs, according to the latest Illinois schools report card.
Out of school districts in West Suburbs, Proviso Township High School District 209 paid the most in penalties since 2005 for spiking employee salaries to boost outgoing teachers' retirement benefits, according to data obtained from the Teachers Retirement System of Illinois.
Pleasantdale School District 107, Central Stickney School District 110 and Hillside School District 93 received the best financial ratings by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their 2017 finances.
Western Springs School District 101 had the highest rate – 73.1 percent – of students locally who passed the annual state assessments this year, according to a West Cook News analysis of Illinois State Board of Education data.
Western Springs School District 101 has $22,025,899 in debt, which is $6,118 per household in the district, according to Illinois State Board of Education 2016 financial reports obtained by the West Cook News.
Senate Bill 1, a bill that would affect school funding, passed the Illinois Senate last week. According to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) obtained by West Cook News, 26 West Cook County schools would lose some of their funding, while 12 schools would see an increase.