Consolidating school districts illinois
The total number of school districts in Illinois has decreased by 156, or 15.5%, from 1,008 school districts in 1983-84 to a total of 852 school districts in 2017-18.
Elementary school districts have seen the largest reduction at 67 or 15.4%.
In the collar counties nearly 70% of property taxes go to fund public schools.
The following chart shows the change in the number school districts in Illinois since the 1983-84 school year, according to the Illinois State Board of Education.
You can learn more about the statutory procedures required for annexing, consolidating, or dissolving school districts and other local governments in Illinois by clicking here.
A forthcoming Civic Federation report will provide a comprehensive inventory of all local governments in Illinois.
stateid=IL&source=environment&source2=revenuepercentages (last accessed October 4, 2017). The chart below displays the number of school districts and the number of schools by grade level in the six county northeastern Illinois region.According to 2017 data available from the Illinois State Board of Education, there are a total of 852 individual school districts in Illinois.For the purposes of this blog post, Civic Federation uses school district data sourced from the Illinois State Board of Education, unless otherwise noted.
The chart below provides a comparison of the number of school systems in selected states across the nation, as reported by the U. Census Bureau. Illinois has the third highest Census-reported number of school systems in the nation with a total of 905.Illinois Legislators, Governor Bruce Rauner and coalition groups such as Transform Illinois have made great strides in working to reduce barriers to local government consolidation efforts.To read more about recently passed legislation related to government consolidation and the multiplicity of local governments in Illinois see these Civic Federation blog posts here and here.The graph below displays the number and type of school district reorganizations in Illinois since the 1983-84 school year.