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Ranking school finances: Which districts are the healthiest in DuPage County?

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 29, 2018

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Lisle Community Unit School District 202, Salt Creek School District 48 and Burr Ridge Community Consolidated School District 180 received the best financial ratings by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their 2017 finances.

ISBE started profiling the financial health of the state's school districts in 2003, using experts to evaluate five areas: fund balance to revenue ratio, expenditure to revenue ratio, days cash on hand, percentage of short-term borrowing ability remaining, and percentage of long-term borrowing ability remaining. The results are combined into a score, which corresponds with one of four designations.

Districts that score between 1 and 2.61 are on "financial watch;" between 2.62 and 3.07 "financial warning;" between 3.08 and 3.53 "financial review;" and between 3.54 and 4.00 "financial recognition."

In all, 640 Illinois school districts achieved "financial recognition." Another 147 were under "financial review," 43 were designated "early warning," and 22 were on the "financial watch" list.

DuPage County school districts financial health

Rank
District
County
Score
Designation
1
Community High School District 94
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
2
Community Unit School District 201
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
3
Bloomingdale School District 13
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
4
Lake Park Community High School District 108
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
5
Naperville Community Unit School District 203
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
6
Glenbard Township High School District 87
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
7
Woodridge School District 68
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
8
Bloomingdale Community Consolidated School District 93
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
9
Fenton Community High School District 100
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
10
Lombard School District 44
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
11
Glen Ellyn School District 41
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
12
Addison School District 4
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
13
Wood Dale School District 7
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
14
Butler School District 53
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
15
Lisle Community Unit School District 202
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
16
Salt Creek School District 48
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
17
Burr Ridge Community Consolidated School District 180
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
18
Darien School District 61
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
19
Keeneyville School District 20
Dupage
3.9
Recognition
20
Elmhurst School District 205
Dupage
3.9
Recognition
21
Community Consolidated School District 89
Dupage
3.9
Recognition
22
Benjamin School District 25
Dupage
3.9
Recognition
23
Maercker School District 60
Dupage
3.9
Recognition
24
Itasca School District 10
Dupage
3.9
Recognition
25
Winfield School District 34
Dupage
3.9
Recognition
26
Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District 181
Dupage
3.8
Recognition
27
West Chicago Elementary School District 33
Dupage
3.8
Recognition
28
DuPage High School District 88
Dupage
3.8
Recognition
29
Community Unit School District 200
Dupage
3.8
Recognition
30
Marquardt School District 15
Dupage
3.7
Recognition
31
Gower School District 62
Dupage
3.65
Recognition
32
Nashville Chsd 99
Washington
3.65
Recognition
33
Queen Bee School District 16
Dupage
3.6
Recognition
34
Roselle School District 12
Dupage
3.55
Recognition
35
Downers Grove Grade School District 58
Dupage
3.55
Recognition
36
Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204
Dupage
3.45
Review
37
Cass School District 63
Dupage
3.45
Review
38
School District 45 Dupage County School District
Dupage
3.45
Review
39
Bensenville School District 2
Dupage
3.35
Review
40
Community High School District 99
Dupage
3.3
Review
41
Hinsdale Township High School District 86
Dupage
3.3
Review

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Organizations in this Story

Marquardt School District 15DuPage High School District 88Community Unit School District 200Community Consolidated School District 93Glenbard Township High School 89 (merged)Lake Park Community High School District 108Hinsdale Township High School District 86Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District 181Glenbard Township High School District 87Villa Park School District 45Lisle Community Unit School District 202Naperville Community Unit School District 203Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205Woodridge School District 68Fenton Community High School District 100Downers Grove Community High School District 99Darien School District 61Indian Prairie School District 204Lombard School District 44Bensenville School District 2Salt Creek School District 48West Chicago Elementary School District 33Downers Grove Grade School District 58Westmont Community Unit School District 201Gower School District 62Bloomingdale School District 13Wood Dale School District 7Glen Ellyn School District 41Queen Bee School District 16Maercker School District 60Keeneyville School District 20West Chicago Community High School District 94Benjamin School District 25Addison School District 4Itasca School District 10Cass School District 63Butler School District 53Roselle School District 12Winfield School District 34Burr Ridge Community Consolidated School District 180

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