The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual report card Tues. and the data show some shifts in Peoria Public Schools 2017 enrollment.
PPS overall enrollment declined slightly, with a total of 13,278 students -- down about 20 students since last year.
For the most part, PPS student racial makeup largely stayed the same year-over-year, too. 57 percent of students are black, 22 percent are white, and about 11 percent are Hispanic. The number of Hispanic students grew 0.9 percent.
Poverty continues to be a challenge for students and families in the district. Both the percentages of students who are homeless and students considered low-income increased compared to 2016. Student homelessness rose to 4.2 percent, a 0.5 percent increase compared last year. Students considered low-income climbed climbed about 5 percent, to 72.7 percent.
Report cards are compiled with data including student attendance, test scores and the state’s student data system.
Conversely, Dunlap School District 323 gained more than a hundred students this year, with a total enrollment of 4,463.
The Illinois State Board of Education's Report Card Data includes a public search tool for individual districts and schools. It can be accessed here.