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Ranking school finances: Which districts are the healthiest in North Suburbs?

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By Local Labs News Service | Mar 29, 2018

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Evanston Township High School District 202, Lincolnwood School District 74 and Wilmette School District 39 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.

North Suburbs school districts financial health

Rank
District
County
Score
Designation
1
Northbrook Elementary School District 27
Cook
4.0
Recognition
2
Township High School District 211
Cook
4.0
Recognition
3
Winnetka School District 36
Cook
4.0
Recognition
4
Northfield Township High School District 225
Cook
4.0
Recognition
5
East Maine School District 63
Cook
4.0
Recognition
6
Evanston Township High School District 202
Cook
4.0
Recognition
7
Lincolnwood School District 74
Cook
4.0
Recognition
8
Wilmette School District 39
Cook
4.0
Recognition
9
Glenview Community Consolidated School District 34
Cook
4.0
Recognition
10
Skokie School District 68
Cook
4.0
Recognition
11
Maine Township High School District 207
Cook
4.0
Recognition
12
Fairview School District 72
Cook
4.0
Recognition
13
Township High School District 214
Cook
4.0
Recognition
14
Glencoe School District #35
Cook
4.0
Recognition
15
Rosemont Elementary School District 78
Cook
4.0
Recognition
16
Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54
Cook
4.0
Recognition
17
Mount Prospect School District 57
Cook
4.0
Recognition
18
Niles Elementary School District 71
Cook
4.0
Recognition
19
Park Ridge-Niles Community Consolidated School District 64
Cook
4.0
Recognition
20
Lake Park Community High School District 108
Dupage
4.0
Recognition
21
River Trails School District 26
Cook
3.9
Recognition
22
Golf Elementary School District 67
Cook
3.9
Recognition
23
Palatine Community Consolidated School District 15
Cook
3.9
Recognition
24
Kenilworth School District 38
Cook
3.9
Recognition
25
Arlington Heights School District 25
Cook
3.9
Recognition
26
Niles Township Community High School District 219
Cook
3.9
Recognition
27
Pennoyer School District 79
Cook
3.9
Recognition
28
Skokie School District 69
Cook
3.8
Recognition
29
East Prairie School District 73
Cook
3.8
Recognition
30
Community Consolidated School District 62
Cook
3.8
Recognition
31
Skokie School District 73.5
Cook
3.8
Recognition
32
Ridgewood Community High School District 234
Cook
3.7
Recognition
33
Sunset Ridge School District 29
Cook
3.7
Recognition
34
Morton Grove School District 70
Cook
3.65
Recognition
35
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30
Cook
3.65
Recognition
36
Northbrook School District 28
Cook
3.65
Recognition
37
Union Ridge School District 86
Cook
3.65
Recognition
38
West Northfield School District 31
Cook
3.65
Recognition
39
New Trier Township High School District 203
Cook
3.55
Recognition
40
Prospect Heights School District 23
Cook
3.55
Recognition
41
Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21
Cook
3.45
Review
42
Evanston-Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65
Cook
3.35
Review
43
Avoca School District 37
Cook
3.3
Review
44
Norridge School District 80
Cook
2.75
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Organizations in this Story

Park Ridge-Niles Community Consolidated School District 64Township High School District 214Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54Community Consolidated School District 62Glenview Community Consolidated School District 34Lake Park Community High School District 108Northbrook School District 28Skokie School District 68Northbrook Elementary School District 27Winnetka School District 36New Trier Township High School District 203Township High School District 211Skokie School District 73.5Palatine Community Consolidated School District 15Maine Township High School District 207Evanston-Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65Mount Prospect School District 57Ridgewood Community High School District 234Wheeling Community Consolidated School District 21Fairview South School District 72West Northfield School District 31East Maine School District 63Arlington Heights School District 25Wilmette School District 39Evanston Township High School District 202Northfield Township High School District 225Northbrook/Glenview School District 30River Trails School District 26Lincolnwood School District 74Niles Township Community High School District 219Prospect Heights School District 23Skokie School District 69East Prairie School District 73Niles Elementary School District 71Norridge School District 80Sunset Ridge School District 29Golf Elementary School District 67Avoca School District 37Glencoe School District 35Morton Grove School District 70Union Ridge School District 86Rosemont Elementary School District 78Pennoyer School District 79Kenilworth School District 38

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