70 percent of Belleville High School-West's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 70 percent of Belleville High School-West'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 BHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 61.6 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among high schools in Metro East, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at O Fallon High School (67.8 percent), Waterloo High School (56.2 percent), Central Comm High School (50 percent), Carlinville High School (49.1 percent) and Carlyle High School (32.9 percent) were all higher than at BHS. East Alton-Wood River High Sch (25 percent), Roxana Senior High School (34.5 percent), Lebanon High School (43.2 percent) and Belleville High School-East (44.5 percent) were all lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two and four year colleges.
Enrollment at BHS in 2015 was 2,276. 576 (25.31 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 39.4 percent of BHS 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."
BHS students did better on reading (36.8 percent) and English (52.9 percent) and worse on science (29) and math (34).
Only 18.5 percent of BHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.