81.7 percent of Metea Valley High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 81.7 percent of Metea Valley High School's (MVHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For MVHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 82.1 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at MVHS in 2015 was 2,799; 661 (23.62 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 71 percent of MVHS 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), York Community High School (71.8 percent), and Wheaton North High School (71.3 percent) were all higher than at MVHS. Glenbard South High School (64.3 percent), Hinsdale South High School (61.4 percent), Addison Trail High School (33.3 percent), Willowbrook High School (49.8 percent), Woodstock High School (54 percent) and Downers Grove South High School (56.9 percent) were all lower.
MVHS students did better on math (64.9 percent) and English (79.9 percent) and worse on science (60.5 percent) and reading (61.8 percent).
Only 49.8 percent of MVHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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