59 percent of Romeoville High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 59 percent of Romeoville High School's (RHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For RHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 65.6 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at RHS in 2015 was 1,894; 448 (23.65 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 38.4 percent of RHS 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 Central High School (65.8 percent), Plainfield North High School (61.2 percent), Plainfield East High School (48.8 percent), Plainfield High School (41.1 percent), Joliet West High School (40 percent), Reed-Custer High School (44.1 percent) and Wilmington High School (46 percent) were all higher than at RHS. Joliet Central High School (22.9 percent) and Crete-Monee High School (33.9 percent) were lower.
RHS students did better on reading (31.4 percent) and English (54.5 percent) and worse on science (27.5 percent) and math (29.9 percent).
Only 16.8 percent of RHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.