Statistics

Students 2015-16

Total Enrollment: 14,591
Low Income: 30%
Limited English: 20%

Racial/ethnic background

  • White: 41.6%
  • Hispanic: 24.7%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 23.5%
  • Black: 6.3%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Multiracial: 3.5%

Teachers 2015-16

Total certified personnel: 1,251
Total personnel: 2,226

Racial/ethnic background

  • White: 88.8%
  • Hispanic: 1.8%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.8%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • Native American: 1.9%
  • Undisclosed: 2.7%

Gender

  • Male: 10%
  • Female: 90%

Ratios

  • Pupil-teacher: 22.6:1
  • Pupil-certified staff: 11.3:1
  • Pupil-administrator: 222.8:1

Experience/Education

  • Average experience: 10 years
  • Teachers with bachelor’s degrees: 100%
  • Teachers with advanced degrees: 69%

Salaries

  • Average teacher: $69,389
  • Average administrator: $111,447

Instructional setting

District 54 operates 21 elementary schools, five junior high schools, an early childhood center and one kindergarten to eighth-grade school.

Average class size by grade for the 2015-16 school year

  • Early Childhood: 17.0
  • Kindergarten: 22.0
  • First: 21.9
  • Second: 21.7
  • Third: 21.5
  • Fourth: 21.5
  • Fifth: 22.2
  • Sixth: 21.5
  • Junior High: 21.0

Finances 2015-16

Credit rating: Aaa
Tax rate: 4.168
Operating expenditure per student: $13,417
Equalized assessed valuation per student: $277,289

2015-16 Budget

Fund

Revenues

Expenditures

Education

$187,127,028

$184,078,507

Operations and Maintenance

19,473,626

21,763,885

Transportation

8,267,126

9,332,570

Bond and Interest

41,667

0

IMRF/Social Security/Medicare

6,766,799

6,925,185

Capital Projects

3,273,112

0

Working Cash

550,212

3,273,112

Fire Prevention/Life Safety

50,612

150,396

Total

225,550,182

225,523,655