73 percent of Manteno High School's 2015 graduating class enrolled in college
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) records show that 73 percent of Manteno 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 MHS, its college enrollment rate marks an improvement over 2014, when 71.9 percent of its graduates chose post-secondary education.
Among high schools in Kankakee, the class of 2015 college readiness rate at Grant Park High School (42.1 percent) was higher than at MHS. Kankakee High School (22.1 percent), Momence High School (28.7 percent), Bradley-Bourbonnais C High School (52.3 percent) and Herscher High School (53.6 percent) were all lower.
The data, collected by the National Student Clearinghouse, includes two and four year colleges.
Enrollment at MHS in 2015 was 767. 196 (25.55 percent) were seniors.
Also according to ISBE, 50.9 percent of MHS 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."
MHS students did better on reading (41 percent) and English (71.1 percent) and worse on math (39.3) and science (41).
Only 25.4 percent of MHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE.