65.4 percent of East Alton-Wood River High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 65.4 percent of East Alton-Wood River High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For EAWRHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 57.9 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among high schools in Metro East, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at Waterloo High School (56.2 percent), Wesclin Senior High School (50.5 percent), Calhoun High School (46.2 percent), Carlyle High School (32.9 percent) and Brussels High School (0 percent) were all higher than at EAWRHS. Granite City High School (25.1 percent), Dupo High School (30.3 percent), Roxana Senior High School (34.5 percent) and Staunton High School (47.7 percent) were all lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two and four year colleges.
Enrollment at EAWRHS in 2015 was 542. 99 (18.27 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 25 percent of EAWRHS 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."
EAWRHS students did better on reading (25 percent) and English (43.8 percent) and worse on science (12.5) and math (18.8).
Only 5.4 percent of EAWRHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.