61.1 percent of Marissa Junior & Senior High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For MJSHS, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 68.6 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), Triad High School (53.6 percent), Bond Cty Comm Unit 2 High School (47.7 percent), Calhoun High School (46.2 percent) and East Alton-Wood River High Sch (25.0 percent) were all higher than at MJSHS. 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 MJSHS in 2015 was 274. 34 (12.41 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 46.4 percent of MJSHS 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."
MJSHS students did better on math (50.0 percent) and English (64.3 percent) and worse on reading (32.1) and science (35.7).
Only 28.6 percent of MJSHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.