81 percent of Cary-Grove Community High's Class of 2015 enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 81.0 percent of Cary-Grove Community High School's (CGCHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For CGCHS, its college-enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 82.0 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among other high schools in McHenry County, the Class of 2015 college-readiness rates at Prairie Ridge High School (71.8 percent), Crystal Lake South High School (62.2 percent), Harvard High School (26.8 percent), Woodstock North High School (43.6 percent), Woodstock High School (54.0 percent) and Crystal Lake Central High School (59.5 percent) were lower than that of CGCHS.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at CGCHS in 2015 was 1,820; 464 (25.49 percent) were seniors.
Also, ISBE said 71.4 percent of CGCHS seniors were "college ready" in 2015, vs. an average of 46 percent statewide.
All students who score a 21 or higher on the ACT qualify as "college ready."
CGCHS students did better on math (64.3 percent) and English (82.1 percent), and worse on reading (56.9) and science (59.6).
Only 44.2 percent of CGCHS students were college ready in all four subjects, ISBE said.
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