Illinois school districts

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K-12 Education in Illinois
State Superintendent: Christopher Koch
Number of students: 2,083,097[1]
Number of teachers: 131,777
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.8
Number of school districts: 1,075
Number of schools: 4,336
Graduation rate: 82%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $10,774[3]
See also
Public education in Illinois
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois school districts
List of school districts in Illinois

Illinois is home to 4,336 schools and 2,083,097 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education
    • Gery J. Chico, Board Chair
    • Steven R. Gilford, Board Vice Chair
    • Dr. Vinni M. Hall, Board Secretary
    • James W. Baumann, Board Member
    • Dr. Andrea S. Brown, Board Member
    • Dr. David L. Fields, Board Member
    • Melinda A. LaBarre, Board Member
    • Curt Bradshaw, Board Member
    • Vacancy


The following table displays the top ten Illinois school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Chicago Public Schools
2.) School District U-46
3.) Indian Prairie School District 204
4.) Rockford Public Schools
5.) Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202
6.) Community Unit School District 300
7.) Naperville Community Unit School District 203
8.) Valley View School District 365U
9.) Oswego Community Unit School District 308
10.) Waukegan Public School District 60


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Illinois.[5]

Ethnicity Percentage
White 51.3%
Hispanic 22.9%
African American 18.4%
Asian 4.2%
American Indian 0.3%
Two or More 2.9%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Illinois school board elections, 2014

A total of one Illinois school district among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for one seat. Peoria Public Schools District 150 held its election on March 18, 2014. The district listed below served 14,183 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[6]

2014 Illinois School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Peoria Public Schools District 150 3/18/2014 1 7 14,183

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