7.7 percent of Robertson teachers stay put; average earns $47,414 per year
The Illinois State Board of Education records data concerning faculty salary, retention and attendance because maintaining a stable faculty makes for a better environment for teachers and students, furthering student success, according to the report.
Decatur SD 61 full-time faculty members number 490, with a student-teacher ratio of 27-to-1. There are 334 students enrolled at the elementary and middle school.
The average salary for teachers within the district is $47,414, ranking it 575th out of 859 districts in the state for pay.
Salaries vary depending on the school and district, as well as the teacher's level of experience and education, according to the report. The U.S. Department of Education considers teacher attendance a "leading indicator" of how well students perform. When a high rate of teachers are absent more than 10 days, data shows students perform worse.