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Report: 30 percent of 2016 Downers Grove South High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes

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By Local Labs News Service | Dec 28, 2018

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In a year when 93 percent of Downers Grove South High School seniors graduated on time, 30 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in remedial courses because they weren't prepared for college-level classes, according to data from the Illinois State Board of Education for the Class of 2016.

Data from the class that graduated in 2016 shows 84 percent of Downers Grove South students enrolled in two- or four-year programs at college or university within 12 months of graduating high school, compared to 75 percent across the state. After 16 months, the rate is 85 percent.

Of the Downers Grove South graduates attending Illinois community colleges, 1 percent took them in reading, while 19 percent took remedial courses in math and 15 percent took remedial courses in communications.

Statewide, 46 percent of students enrolled in community colleges across the state had to take remedial classes.

Remediation for area schools: Class of 2016

School District
City
School
Four-year graduation rate
Remediation rate
Fenton CHSD 100
Bensenville
Fenton High School
93.7%
43.0%
Glenbard Twp HSD 87
Lombard
Glenbard East High School
90.3%
41.8%
Dupage HSD 88
Addison
Addison Trail High School
87.8%
41.4%
SD U-46
Bartlett
Bartlett High School
92.9%
39.6%
Dupage HSD 88
Villa Park
Willowbrook High School
88.5%
39.2%
Glenbard Twp HSD 87
Glen Ellyn
Glenbard West High School
94.4%
34.9%
CHSD 94
West Chicago
Community High School
94.0%
33.1%
CUSD 201
Westmont
Westmont High School
99.3%
32.4%
Indian Prairie CUSD 204
Aurora
Waubonsie Valley High School
94.9%
32.2%
Elmhurst SD 205
Elmhurst
York Community High School
95.3%
31.9%
Lisle CUSD 202
Lisle
Lisle High School
99.1%
31.8%
Glenbard Twp HSD 87
Glen Ellyn
Glenbard South High School
95.3%
30.7%
Indian Prairie CUSD 204
Aurora
Metea Valley High School
97.2%
30.6%
CUSD 200
Wheaton
Wheaton North High School
93.5%
30.1%
Hinsdale Twp HSD 86
Darien
Hinsdale South High School
87.2%
30.0%
CHSD 99
Downers Grove
Downers Grove South High School
93.0%
29.8%
Hinsdale Twp HSD 86
Hinsdale
Hinsdale Central High School
94.2%
28.4%
Naperville CUSD 203
Naperville
Naperville North High School
98.5%
28.2%
Lake Park CHSD 108
Roselle
Lake Park High School
94.5%
28.0%
Glenbard Twp HSD 87
Carol Stream
Glenbard North High School
91.7%
27.0%
CUSD 200
Wheaton
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
95.1%
27.0%
Naperville CUSD 203
Naperville
Naperville Central High School
96.9%
26.3%
Indian Prairie CUSD 204
Naperville
Neuqua Valley High School
97.8%
20.6%
CHSD 99
Downers Grove
Downers Grove North High School
96.2%
19.0%

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