Report: 50 percent of 2016 East High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes
Data from the class that graduated in 2016 shows 61 percent of East students enrolled in two- or four-year programs at college or university within 12 months of graduating high school, compared to 75 percent across the state. After 16 months, the rate is 62 percent.
Of the East graduates attending Illinois community colleges, 13 percent took them in reading, while 33 percent took remedial courses in math and 28 percent took remedial courses in communications.
Statewide, 46 percent of students enrolled in community colleges across the state had to take remedial classes.
Remediation for area schools: Class of 2016