59.8 percent of Vienna High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 59.8 percent of Vienna High School's (VHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For VHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 68.4 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at VHS in 2015 was 348; 79 (22.7 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 47.4 percent of VHS 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 Harrisburg High School (38.2 percent), Thompsonville High School (37 percent), Pope Co High School (34.1 percent), Hamilton County Junior/Senior High School (32.2 percent), Meridian High School (13.9 percent); Cairo Junior/Senior High School (10 percent), Christopher High (27.5 percent), Crab Orchard High School (28.9 percent) and Massac County High School (43.5 percent) were all lower than at VHS.
VHS students did better on reading (48.7 percent) and English (78.9 percent) and worse on science (28.9 percent) and math (31.6 percent).
Only 22.4 percent of VHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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