73.8 percent of Lincoln-Way Central High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 73.8 percent of Lincoln-Way Central High School's (LWCHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For LWCHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 77.1 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at LWCHS in 2015 was 1,900; 504 (26.53 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 65.8 percent of LWCHS 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 rate at Lincoln-Way East High School (71.1 percent) was higher than at LWCHS. Lincoln-Way North High School (63 percent), Lockport Township High School East (59.8 percent), Beecher High School (59.4 percent), Plainfield East High School (48.8 percent), Crete-Monee High School (33.9 percent), Romeoville High School (38.4 percent), Joliet West High School (40 percent) and Plainfield South High School (45 percent) were all lower.
LWCHS students did better on reading (55.5 percent) and English (80.5 percent) and worse on science (49.9 percent) and math (53.2 percent).
Only 35.6 percent of LWCHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.