71.4 percent of Goreville High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 71.4 percent of Goreville High School's (GHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For GHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 66.7 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at GHS in 2015 was 203. 41 (20.2 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 39.5 percent of GHS 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 Pope County Community High School (34.1 percent), Hardin County High School (31.4 percent), Crab Orchard High School (28.9 percent), Eldorado High School (29.5 percent), Zeigler-Royalton High School (36.8 percent) and Harrisburg High School (38.2 percent) were all lower.
GHS students did better on reading (34.2 percent) and English (60.5 percent) and worse on science (21.1 percent) and math (31.6 percent).
Only 13.2 percent of GHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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