74 percent of Waterloo High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 74 percent of Waterloo High School's (WHS) 2015 graduating class enrolled in college within 12 months of graduation.
The 2015 state average for students in public schools was 70 percent.
For WHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 66 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among high schools in Metro East, the class of 2015 college readiness rate at Columbia High School (60.4 percent) was higher than at WHS. The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two- and four-year colleges.
Enrollment at WHS in 2015 was 859; 203 (23.6 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 56.2 percent of WHS 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."
WHS students did better on math (51.2 percent) and English (70.6 percent) and worse on science (45.8 percent) and reading (48.8 percent).
Only 34.8 percent of WHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.