78.5 percent of Central Comm High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 78.5 percent of Central Comm 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 CCHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 75.4 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among high schools in Metro East, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at Triad High School (53.6 percent) and Carlinville High School (49.1 percent) were all higher than at CCHS. Carlyle High School (32.9 percent), Gillespie High School (44.2 percent), Waterloo High School (56.2 percent) and Highland High School (56.5 percent) were all lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two and four year colleges.
Enrollment at CCHS in 2015 was 554. 141 (25.45 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 50.0 percent of CCHS 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."
CCHS students did better on math (44.4 percent) and English (67.6 percent) and worse on science (40.1) and reading (40.8).
Only 24.6 percent of CCHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.