83.4 percent of York Community High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 83.4 percent of York Community High School's (YCHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For YCHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 79.6 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at YCHS in 2015 was 2,725; 675 (24.77 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 71.8 percent of YCHS 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 Naperville North High School (77 percent) were all higher than at YCHS. Fenton High School (40.5 percent), Glenbard North High School (55.7 percent), Wheaton Warrenville South High School (63.9 percent), Glenbard South High School (64.3 percent) and Glenbard West High School (65.6 percent) were all lower.
YCHS students did better on math (66.8 percent) and English (82.4 percent) and worse on science (60.6 percent) and reading (63.2 percent).
Only 50.0 percent of YCHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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