87.4 percent of Neuqua Valley High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 87.4 percent of Neuqua Valley High School's (NVHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For NVHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 84.7 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at NVHS in 2015 was 3,885; 1,025 (26.38 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 85.9 percent of NVHS 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 rate at Hinsdale Central High School (87.1 percent) was higher than at NVHS. Naperville Central High School (77.4 percent), Woodstock High School (54 percent), Glenbard North High School (55.7 percent), Lisle High School (63.4 percent) and Glenbard South High School (64.3 percent) were all lower.
NVHS students did better on math (77.2 percent) and English (92.3 percent) and worse on science (69.8 percent) and reading (74.2 percent).
Only 58.7 percent of NVHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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