26.1 percent of Reed-Custer High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 26.1 percent of Reed-Custer High School's (RCHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For RCHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 59.3 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at RCHS in 2015 was 513; 134 (26.12 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 44.1 percent of RCHS 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 Wilmington High School (46 percent) and Plainfield South High School (45 percent) were higher than at RCHS. Joliet West High School (40 percent), Bolingbrook High School (34.3 percent) and Crete-Monee High School (33.9 percent) were all lower than at RCHS.
RCHS students did better on reading (38.6 percent) and English (63 percent) and worse on math (34.6 percent) and science (35.4 percent).
Only 16.5 percent of RCHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.