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76.8 percent of Beecher High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college


By Local Labs News Service | Jul 1, 2016

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 76.8 percent of Beecher High School's (BHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.

The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.

For BHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 72.4 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.

The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.

Enrollment at BHS in 2015 was 365. 99 (27.12 percent) were seniors.

Also according to ISBE, 59.4 percent of BHS 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), and Lockport Township High School East (59.8 percent) were all higher than at BHS. Plainfield East High School (48.8 percent), Crete-Monee High School (33.9 percent), Bolingbrook High School (34.3 percent), Wilmington High School (46 percent) and Peotone High School (52.7 percent) were all lower.

BHS students did better on reading (50.5 percent) and English (78.2 percent) and worse on science (42.6 percent) and math (42.6 percent).

Only 27.7 percent of BHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.

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