58.5 percent of Wilmington High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 58.5 percent of Wilmington High School's (WHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For WHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 61 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at WHS in 2015 was 480; 122 (25.42 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 46 percent of WHS 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 Plainfield North High School (61.2 percent) and Plainfield East High School (48.8 percent) were higher than at WHS. Plainfield South High School (45 percent), Joliet West High School (40 percent) and Bolingbrook High School (34.3 percent), Joliet Central High School (22.9 percent), Crete-Monee High School (33.9 percent) and Reed-Custer High School (44.1 percent) were all lower.
WHS students did better on reading (37.2 percent) and English (66.4 percent) and worse on science (32.7 percent) and math (34.5 percent).
Only 20.4 percent of WHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.