71 percent of Springfield High School's Class of 2015 enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 71.0 percent of Springfield High School's (SHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For SHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 73.0 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at SHS in 2015 was 1,349; 301 (22.31 percent) were seniors.
Also, ISBE said 52.4 percent of SHS seniors were "college ready" in 2015, vs. an average of 46 percent statewide.
All students who score a 21 or higher on the ACT qualify as "college ready."
SHS students did better on math (47.0 percent) and English (65.9 percent), and worse on science (36.0) and reading (46.4).
Only 28.7 percent of SHS students were college ready in all four subjects, ISBE said.
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