About 88 percent of ninth graders in 2017 were on track to graduate at a school where the four-year graduation rate was 87 percent that year, according to the latest Illinois schools report card by the Illinois State Board of Education.
State residents enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
Despite dismal student performance on annual exams covering math and reading, Springfield-area high school graduation rates remain high, according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of 2016 data from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Athletes in Action tracks players with ties to communities within the Sangamon Sun coverage area as they compete at the collegiate level. The following football players will compete during the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2.