83 percent of Hinsdale South High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 83 percent of Hinsdale South High School's (HSHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For HSHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 81 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at HSHS in 2015 was 1,594; 441 (27.67 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 61.4 percent of HSHS 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), York Community High School (71.8 percent), Wheaton North High School (71.3 percent), Lisle High School (63.4 percent), Glenbard West High School (65.6 percent) and Metea Valley High School (71 percent) were all higher than at HSHS. Westmont High School (56 percent) was lower.
HSHS students did better on math (56.8 percent) and English (72.1 percent) and worse on science (51.7 percent) and reading (55.5 percent).
Only 38.6 percent of HSHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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