83.1 percent of Wheaton North High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 83.1 percent of Wheaton North High School's (WNHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For WNHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 79.8 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at WNHS in 2015 was 2,163; 547 (25.29 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 71.3 percent of WNHS 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 DuPage, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at Hinsdale Central High School (87.1 percent), Neuqua Valley High School (85.9 percent), Naperville Central High School (77.4 percent), and York Community High School (71.8 percent) were all higher than at WNHS. Glenbard South High School (64.3 percent), Glenbard East High School (45.7 percent), Willowbrook High School (49.8 percent), Woodstock High School (54 percent) and Metea Valley High School (71 percent) were all lower.
WNHS students did better on math (67.1 percent) and English (80.5 percent) and worse on science (58.1 percent) and reading (61.2 percent.
Only 47.1 percent of WNHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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