72.3 percent of Peotone High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 72.3 percent of Peotone High School's (PHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For PHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 70.9 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at PHS in 2015 was 585. 152 (25.98 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 52.7 percent of PHS 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 East High School (71.1 percent), Lincoln-Way Central High School (65.8 percent), Lincoln-Way North High School (63 percent), and Plainfield North High School (61.2 percent) were all higher than at PHS. Romeoville High School (38.4 percent), Plainfield East High School (48.8 percent), Plainfield High School (41.1 percent), Reed-Custer High School (44.1 percent) and Plainfield South High School (45 percent) were all lower.
PHS students did better on reading (48.6 percent) and English (68.9 percent) and worse on math (33.8 percent) and science (40.5 percent).
Only 25.0 percent of PHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.