54.5 percent of Heritage High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 54.5 percent of Heritage 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 Heritage High School, its college enrollment rate marks a decline since 2014, when 62.2 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among high schools in Champaign, the class of 2015 college readiness rates at Mahomet-Seymour High School (68.6 percent), St Joseph-Ogden High School (55.7 percent), Fisher Junior/Senior High School (53.7 percent) and Urbana High School (40.4 percent) were all higher than at Heritage High School. Rantoul Township High School (29.2 percent) was lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two and four year colleges.
Enrollment at Heritage High School in 2015 was 148. 38 (25.68 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 39 percent of Heritage High School 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."
Heritage High School students did better on math (36.6 percent) and English (56.1 percent) and worse on science (26.8) and reading (26.8).
Only 19.5 percent of Heritage High School students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.
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