64 percent of Dupo High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 64 percent of Dupo 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 DHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 52.5 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), Carlinville High School (49.1 percent), Bond Cty Comm Unit 2 High School (47.7 percent), Mulberry Grove Senior High School (32.5 percent) and East Alton-Wood River High Sch (25.0 percent) were all higher than at DHS. Madison Senior High School (5.9 percent), Roxana Senior High School (34.5 percent), Collinsville High School (38.3 percent) and Lebanon High School (43.2 percent) were all lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two and four year colleges.
Enrollment at DHS in 2015 was 318. 66 (20.75 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 30.3 percent of DHS 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."
DHS students did better on math (28.8 percent) and English (48.5 percent) and worse on reading (18.2) and science (21.2).
Only 12.1 percent of DHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.