Pupil to Teacher Ratio

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What is the indicator?

The pupil to teacher ratio data includes figures for both elementary and high schools in Champaign County. This indicator includes the following school districts: Champaign Community Unit School District #4, Fisher Community Unit School District #1, Gifford Community Consolidated Grade School District #188, Ludlow Community Consolidated School District #142, Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District #3, Rantoul City School District #137, Rantoul Township High School District #193, St. Joseph-Ogden Community High School District #305, Tolono Community Unit School District #7, and Urbana School District #116.

 

 

 

What does the data say? Are there any notable trends?

 

Pupil to Teacher Ratio

 Champaign CUSD 4 Fisher CUSD 1 Gifford CCSD 188 Ludlow CCSD 142 Mahomet-Seymour CUSD 3 Prairieview-Ogden CCSD 197 Rantoul City SD 137 Rantoul Township HSD 193 St. Joseph Ogden CHSG 305 Thomasboro CCSD 130 Tolono CUSD 7 Urbana SD 116 Average: Champaign County Schools  
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20061519171515N/A12N/A20220N/A22N/AN/A17N/A1714N/A19181618171817
20071518181515N/A11N/A19200N/A19N/AN/A17N/A1714N/A17181518161817
20081518181515N/A11N/A192112N/A18N/AN/A17N/A1715N/A17171416161716
20091416171515N/A9N/A182011N/A17N/AN/A16N/A1615N/A17171415151615
20101517171314N/A10N/A212112N/A18N/AN/A15N/A1615N/A17171514161616
20111517181318N/A9N/A202111N/A17N/AN/A15N/A1713N/A17171716161616
20121617171217N/A14N/A192213N/A17N/AN/A15N/A1614N/A18171716161616
20131515171316N/A12N/A221912N/A16N/AN/A14N/A1713N/A17151615161516
20141515191015N/A16N/A202114N/A16N/AN/A16N/A1712N/A16161514161616
20151616181114N/A12N/A202215N/A15N/AN/A14N/A1613N/A15171716161616
20161616221014N/A11N/A212315N/A15N/AN/A15N/A1616N/A16171715161616

 

The pupil to teacher ratio shifts slightly from year to year in most districts, but the changes are often relatively small. Most districts’ ratios hover between 15:1 and 25:1 for most or all of the measured time period, with a few districts consistently below 15:1. There is no county-wide unifying trend.

 

Why is this important?/Why did we include it in our set of indicators?

How many pupils per teacher there are in a district can reflect a number of other conditions. We included this indicator to provide some information on classroom size and instruction.

 

Where did we get the data, and how often is it released?

This data, along with a variety of other school district data, is available on the Illinois Report Card (https://illinoisreportcard.com/), an Illinois State Board of Education and Northern Illinois University website.

 

Sources: Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Champaign CUSD 4. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010004026. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Fisher CUSD 1. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010001026. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Gifford CCSD 188. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010188004. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Ludlow CCSD 142. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010142004. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Mahomet-Seymour CUSD 3. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010003026. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Prairieview-Ogden CCSD 197. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010197004. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Rantoul City SD 137. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010137002. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Rantoul Township HSD 193. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010193017. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). St. Joseph Ogden CHSD 305. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010305016. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Thomasboro CCSD 130. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010130004. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Tolono CUSD 7. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010007026. (Accessed 6 March 2017). Illinois Report Card. (2015-2016). Urbana SD 116. Illinois State Board of Education. https://illinoisreportcard.com/district.aspx?source=teachers&source2=teacherratio&Districtid=09010116022. (Accessed 6 March 2017).