La Grange Highlands School District 106, Forest Park School District 91 and River Forest School District 90 received the best financial ratings by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their 2018 finances.
La Grange School District 102, Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and Lyons School District 103 are area districts listed among those that received the lowest financial ratings in Illinois by the Illinois StateBoard of Education (ISBE)
The subsidy Western Springs School District 101 received through state taxes increased 3 percent from fiscal year 2008 to 2017, adjusted for inflation, according to a West Cook News analysis of public schools data.
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.
Former state school employee Mary McBride, who retired in June 2018, saved $51,870 toward a pension over 9 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
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.