57.6 percent of Egyptian Senior High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 57.6 percent of Egyptian Senior High School's (ESHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For ESHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 64 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at ESHS in 2015 was 123; 22 (17.89 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 8.7 percent of ESHS 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 Carterville High School (61.5 percent), Thompsonville High School (37 percent), Galatia High School (33.3 percent), Johnston City High School (29.9 percent), Gallatin High School (15.9 percent), Cairo Junior/Senior High School (10 percent), Joppa Junior & Senior High School (21.4 percent), Zeigler-Royalton High School (36.8 percent) and Sesser-Valier High School (37 percent) were all higher than at ESHS
ESHS students did better on reading (4.3 percent) and English (34.8 percent) and worse on science (zero percent) and math (zero percent).
Zero percent of ESHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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