Data Analysis

Fall Enrollment Counts


School-level counts are based on enrollment and exit dates reported for individual students in the ISBE Student Information System (SIS). Official counts reflect students enrolled as of the last school day in September and are taken from SIS after October 15.

See the ISBE Web site (http://www.isbe.net/sis/default.htm) for information about enrolling and exiting students in SIS. Questions may be directed to the ISBE Help Desk at 217/558-3600.

2015-2016



2014-2015

  • Students Housed by Serving School

  • District Summary excel file
  • School Summary excel file
  • 2014-15 Home District Enrollment Reportexcel file
  • District Index PDF format

    • Elementary (PK-8) StudentsPDF format
    • Secondary (9-12) Students PDF format
    • One initial finding is that many of the districts that stand out from their surroundings in terms of LEP percentage also stand out from their surroundings in Hispanic or Latino enrollment. For instance, Depue Community Unit School District 103, Arcola Consolidated Unit School District 306, and Beardstown Community Unit School District 15 stand out from their neighbors in terms of LEP percentage and also stand out in terms of the percentage of students identified in Hispanic. It is likely that these districts require additional English learner support targeted at native Spanish speakers relative to surrounding districts, and this combination of maps helps us pinpoint districts that may require this special support at a glance.

    • Elementary (PK-8) Students PDF format
    • Secondary (9-12) Students PDF format
    • For both Elementary and Secondary levels, these maps show the distribution of high homeless-rates districts. For instance, the map shows that at both the Elementary and Secondary levels there are high rates of student homelessness in Southern Illinois. There are also high homelessness rates in some districts on the outskirts of several metropolitan areas, and it should be noted that in the case of high population density areas a low homelessness rate may still indicate a large number of homeless students. For instance, the homelessness rate for Elementary and Secondary students in Chicago is 3.2% and 6.3% respectively, but 9,039 Elementary and 6,613 Secondary students in Chicago are homeless.

      The homelessness map also indicates that homelessness (or reported homelessness) can vary widely between nearby school districts. For instance, South Holland School District 151 has a reported 1.1% student homelessness rate, while the neighboring South Holland School District 150 and Harvey School District 152 report 29.7% and 29.0% respectively. Because homelessness data is also reported by school, a map that examines school-level data might be helpful for examining how homelessness varies across geographically larger districts, or across districts with high enrollment.

    • Elementary (PK-8) Students PDF format
    • Secondary (9-12) Students PDF format
    • The maps of IEP student enrollment make it clear that there are substantial district-to-district differences in percentage. These differences may reflect differences in the population of students that need IEP support between districts, they may reflect differential numbers of children who are placed in IEPs, or both. If the observable difference is the number of students placed in IEPs, this may reflect students incorrectly being placed in IEPs, students incorrectly not being placed in IEPs, or both.

    • Elementary (PK-8) Students PDF format
    • Secondary (9-12) Students PDF format
    • The map of English learner students shows at a glance the distribution of districts with high English learner populations. We can clearly see at a glance from these maps that while there are high percentages of LEP students in Northeastern Illinois districts, there are districts with high percentages of English learners statewide. For instance, it’s immediately clear that Depue Community Unit School District 103, Arcola Consolidated Unit School District 306, and Beardstown Community Unit School District 15 have much higher LEP student needs than many of the districts in the surrounding areas.

      Additionally, we can see that although some of the same districts have relatively high LEP percentages between Elementary and Secondary years, the percentage is also lower across the board for Secondary students. For instance, while Beardstown Community Unit School District is in the highest category for each map, the percentage of English learner students is 40.0% for Elementary students and 13.6% for Secondary students in that district, and if the Secondary district was shown on the Elementary map, it would only be placed into the third-highest category.

    • Elementary (PK-8) Students PDF format
    • Secondary (9-12) Students PDF format
    • This map, in conjunction with other race/ethnicity maps and native language maps, can help us visualize the PK-8 and 9-12 demographic profile of our state. This particular map, in addition to displaying the percentage of students in the state who are identified as white, is inversely a useful visualization for anyone interested in the percentage across districts of students identified as nonwhite or minority ethnicities.

2013-2014


2012-2013


2011-2012


2010-2011


2009-2010

The number of students by the school/program where they are being educated the majority of the time, as reported in SIS for students enrolled as of the last school day in September.  These counts are analogous to the Housed numbers in previous reports.


The number of students by their home district, as reported in SIS for students enrolled as of the last school day in September.  These counts are analogous to the Enrollment numbers in previous reports.

2008-2009

Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, school-level fall enrollment counts are based on enrollment and exit dates reported for individual students in the ISBE Student Information System (SIS).

2007-2008

This is the last year data were collected on the Fall Housing Report System in IWAS.

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

Nonpublic School Directory and Enrollment Statistics


This file provides both directory and enrollment information for nonpublic schools.

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