77 percent of Plainfield East High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 77 percent of Plainfield East High School's (PEHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For PEHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 73.1 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at PEHS in 2015 was 2,163; 535 (24.73 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 48.8 percent of PEHS seniors were "college ready" in 2015, versus an average of 46 percent statewide.
All students who score a 21 on the ACT qualify as "college ready."
Among high schools in Will County, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at Lincoln-Way East High School (71.1 percent), Lincoln-Way North High School (63 percent), Plainfield North High School (61.2 percent), Beecher High School (59.4 percent) and Lockport Township High School East (59.8 percent) were all higher than at PEHS. Romeoville High School (38.4 percent), Joliet West High School (40 percent), and Wilmington High School (46 percent) were all lower.
PEHS students did better on math (41.8 percent) and English (64.3 percent) and worse on science (36.7 percent) and reading (41.6 percent).
Only 26.4 percent of PEHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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