73.0 percent of South Elgin High School's Class of 2015 enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 73.0 percent of South Elgin High School's (SEHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For SEHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 72.7 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among other high schools in Kane County, the Class of 2015 college-readiness rates at Geneva Community High School (78.0 percent) and Batavia Senior High School (73.4 percent) were higher than that of SEHS. St. Charles North High School (71.8 percent), Harry D. Jacobs High School (62.6 percent), Kaneland Senior High School (53.4 percent), Streamwood High School (29.9 percent), West Aurora High School (30.6 percent), Hampshire High School (52.6 percent) and Bartlett High School (54.3 percent) were all lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at SEHS in 2015 was 2,931; 651 (22.21 percent) were seniors.
ISBE said 50.6 percent of SEHS seniors were "college ready" in 2015, vs. an average of 46 percent statewide.
All students who score a 21 or higher on the ACT qualify as "college ready."
SEHS students did better in math (43.9 percent) and English (64.1 percent), and worse in science (38.2) and reading (42.7).
Only 25.2 percent of SEHS students were college ready in all four subjects, ISBE said.
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