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Chapter 10: Student costs and ACT scores
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Here is the cost of educating a typical student, listed by elementary district with the high school district number in parentheses. These costs are based on annual per-pupil revenue collections since 1996-97 — when today’s seniors were in first grade. Then comes the percentage of students who met or exceeded standards on the Prairie State exam in April. After that are ACT subsets, and the percentage of kids who met standards in each category. The final column is the percentage of students who met all four ACT subset standards — and are considered ready for college.

District 11-year student cost Prairie State ACT English ACT math  ACT social science ACT biology ACT all four
Cook County              
Palatine 15 (211) $126,128 69.1% 76 55 59 36 32
Wheeling 21 (214) $122,715 73.5% 81 59 62 41 34
Prospect Heights 23 (214) $131,958 73.5% 81 59 62 41 34
Arlington Heights 25 (214) $139,573 73.5% 81 59 62 41 34
River Trails 26 (214) $145,636 73.5% 81 59 62 41 34
Schaumburg 54 (211) $128,720 69.1% 76 55 59 36 32
Mount Prospect 57 (214) $129,185 73.5% 81 59 62 41 34
Elk Grove 59 (214) $139,779 73.5% 81 59 62 41 34
Des Plaines 62 (207) $125,624 66.5% 75 53 56 37 31
East Maine 63 (207) $126,172 66.5% 75 53 56 37 31
DuPage County              
Bensenville 2 (100) $115,517 53.5% 65 43 42 20 17
Addison 4 (88) $102,580 60.4% 70 44 49 25 21
Wood Dale 7 (100) $127,207 53.5% 65 43 42 20 17
Itasca 10 (108) $147,239 61.8% 76 49 53 35 28
Medinah 11 (108) $139,535 61.8% 76 49 53 35 28
Roselle 12 (108) $121,495 61.8% 76 49 53 35 28
Bloomingdale 13 (108) $126,427 61.8% 76 49 53 35 28
Glendale Heights 15 (87) $101,521 64.9% 72 51 56 34 29
Glendale Heights 16 (87) $97,985 64.9% 72 51 56 34 29
Keeneyville 20 (108) $131,445 61.8% 76 49 53 35 28
West Chicago 25 (94) $107,674 58.3% 60 40 44 25 20
West Chicago 33 (94) $107,996 58.3% 60 40 44 25 20
Winfield 34 (94) $108,854 58.3% 60 40 44 25 20
Glen Ellyn 41 (87) $105,132 64.9% 72 51 56 34 29
Lombard 44 (87) $108,842 64.9% 72 51 56 34 29
Villa Park 45 (88) $107,491 60.4% 70 44 49 25 21
Salt Creek 48 (88) $143,284 60.4% 70 44 49 25 21
Butler 53 (86) $166,961 76.7%
Glen Ellyn CC 89 (87) $108,493 64.9% 72 51 56 34 29
Carol Stream 93 (87) $97,891 64.9% 72 51 56 34 29
Wheaton-Warrenville 200 $101,406 75.9% 80 63 65 47 41
Lisle 202 $146,040 64.1% 74 46 56 32 27
Naperville 203 $101,057 82.6% 90 72 77 56 51
Indian Prairie 204 $95,248 72.9% 88 60 68 44 38
Elmhurst 205 $116,765 71.8% 72 52 59 36 30
Kane County              
Elgin Area U-46 $98,627 49.5% 54 31 38 18 14
Batavia 101 $94,626 71.9% 74 59 59 36 28
Aurora West 129 $89,287 51.0% 53 34 37 17 16
Community 300 $89,028 50.9% 67 34 45 22 17
Central 301 $108,915 62.0% 72 45 57 36 28
Kaneland 302 $107,838 61.7% 66 37 47 28 21
St. Charles 303 $104,048 69.3% 79 55 57 37 30
Geneva 304 $108,691 70.0% 81 59 67 41 36
Lake County              
Millburn 24 (117) $120,401 58.9% 69 42 50 25 21
Emmons 33 (117) $103,950 58.9% 69 42 50 25 21
Antioch 34 (117) $110,374 58.9% 69 42 50 25 21
Grass Lake 36 (117) $112,848 58.9% 69 42 50 25 21
Gavin 37 (124) $101,618 57.6% 63 34 40 20 15
Big Hollow 38 (124) $107,942 57.6% 63 34 40 20 15
Lake Villa 41 (117) $110,648 58.9% 69 42 50 25 21
Grayslake 46 (127) $127,220 62.3% 77 48 57 35 28
Woodland 50 (121) $104,251 64.6% 75 47 57 33 28
Gurnee 56 (121) $115,429 64.6% 75 47 57 33 28
Oak Grove 68 (128) $148,457 79.9% 90 71 72 51 44
Libertyville 70 (128) $146,203 79.9% 90 71 72 51 44
Rondout 72 (128) $255,072 79.9% 90 71 72 51 44
Hawthorn 73 (128) $151,139 79.9% 90 71 72 51 44
Mundelein 75 (120) $104,446 59.1% 65 43 45 28 23
Diamond Lake 76 (120) $115,769 59.1% 65 43 45 28 23
Fremont 79 (120) $126,723 59.1% 65 43 45 28 23
Lake Zurich 95 $103,061 70.3% 81 61 63 39 35
Long Grove 96 (125) $132,942 83.4% 92 80 75 57 53
Aptakisic-Tripp 102 (125) $130,887 83.4% 92 80 75 57 53
Lincolnshire 103 (125) $138,841 83.4% 92 80 75 57 53
Fox Lake 114 (124) $110,159 57.6% 63 34 40 20 15
Round Lake 116 $91,422 34.8% 41 22 21 24 7
Wauconda 118 $95,929 52.5% 57 33 43 20 14
Barrington 220 $127,587 75.9% 82 62 67 45 40
McHenry County              
Fox River Grove 3 (155) $95,299 72.1% 81 55 60 38 32
Johnsburg 12  $92,473 51.1% 75 34 51 24 18
McHenry 15 (124) $101,223 57.6% 63 34 40 20 15
Cary 26 (155) $93,203 72.1% 81 55 60 38 32
Prairie Grove 46 (155) $90,772 72.1% 81 55 60 38 32
Crystal Lake 47 (155) $94,548 72.1% 81 55 60 38 32
Huntley 158 $108,341 57.6% 68 39 49 22 19
Will County              
Valley View 365-U $99,596 53.8% 54 30 38 18 13
State $105,970 54.3% 65 38 47 25 21


Source: Illinois Local Education Agency Retrieval Network, Illinois State Board of Education

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