22.1 percent of Kankakee High School's Class of 2015 'college ready'
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) said 22.1 percent of Kankakee High School's (KHS) 2015 senior class was "college ready."
The state average for college readiness in 2015 was 46 percent. Northside College Preparatory High School (98.1 percent) had the highest college-readiness rate in the state. Robeson High School (zero percent) had the lowest.
All students who score a 21 on the ACT qualify as "college ready."
"(This score) shows that students have learned important academic skills that they will need in order to succeed in college and careers," ISBE wrote in its analysis. "While academic preparation is an essential part of readiness for college and careers, students also need persistence, motivation, time management and technical skills."
KHS students did better in reading (18.4 percent) and English (36.5 percent), and worse in science (12.7) and math (16.0).
Only 7.4 percent of KHS students were college ready in all four subjects, ISBE said.
The 2015 state average was 25 percent.
Among other high schools in Kankakee County, Class of 2015 college-readiness rates at Bradley-Bourbonnais C High School (52.3 percent), Manteno High School (50.9 percent), Grant Park High School (42.1 percent) and Momence High School (28.7 percent) were all higher than at KHS.
Enrollment at KHS in 2015 was 1,175, with 281 (23.91 percent) freshmen and 273 (23.23 percent) seniors.
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