49 percent of Christopher High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 49 percent of Christopher High School's (CHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For CHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 46.3 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at CHS in 2015 was 235; 51 (21.7 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 27.5 percent of CH 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 Southeast Illinois, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at Hamilton County Junior/Senior High School (32.2 percent) and Hardin County High School (31.4 percent) were higher than at CHS. Gallatin High School (15.9 percent), Meridian High School (13.9 percent), Egyptian Senior High School (8.7 percent) and Zeigler-Royalton High School (36.8 percent) were lower.
CHS students did better on reading (25.5 percent) and English (51 percent) and worse on science (15.7 percent) and math (25.5 percent).
Only 11.8 percent of CHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.