67.5 percent of Alton High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For AHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 64.9 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among high schools in Metro East, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at Valmeyer High School (61.0 percent), Waterloo High School (56.2 percent), Southwestern High School (40.8 percent), Carlyle High School (32.9 percent) and Brussels High School (0.0 percent) were all higher than at AHS. Madison Senior High School (5.9 percent), Cahokia High School (8.9 percent), Granite City High School (25.1 percent) and North Mac High School (49.4 percent) were all lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two and four year colleges.
Enrollment at AHS in 2015 was 2,058. 542 (26.34 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 40.0 percent of AHS 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."
AHS students did better on reading (35.6 percent) and English (52.7 percent) and worse on science (30.3) and math (35.6).
Only 20.6 percent of AHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.