86.3 percent of Lincoln-Way East High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 86.3 percent of Lincoln-Way East High School's (LWEHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For LWEHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 82.2 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at LWEHS in 2015 was 2,182; 583 (26.72 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 71.1 percent of LWEHS 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."
LWEHS students did better on reading (59.5 percent) and English (83.2 percent) and worse on science (54.3 percent) and math (59.5 percent).
Only 41 percent of LWEHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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