In a year when 96 percent of Barrington High School seniors graduated on time, 28 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in remedial courses because they weren't prepared for college-level classes, according to data from the Illinois State Board of Education for the Class of 2015.
Data from the class that graduated in 2015 shows 85 percent of Barrington students enrolled in two- or four-year programs at college or university within 12 months of graduating high school, compared to 70 percent across the state. After 16 months, the rate is 89 percent.
Of the 28 percent of Barrington graduates who took remedial courses at Illinois community colleges, 8 percent took them in reading, while 21 percent took remedial courses in math and 10 percent took remedial courses in communications.
Statewide, 47 percent of students enrolled in community colleges across the state had to take remedial classes.
Remediation for area schools: Class of 2015
Four-year graduation rate
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