38.9 percent of Northwestern High School's 2015 senior class enrolled 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."
NHS students did better on math (38.9 percent) and English (50.0 percent), and worse on reading (22.2) and science (33.3).
Only 16.7 percent of NHS students were college ready in all four subjects, according to ISBE. That's down from 25.0 in 2014.
The 2015 state average for college readiness in all four subjects was 25 percent.
Enrollment at NHS in 2015 was 99; 34 students (34.34 percent) were freshmen; 18 (18.18 percent) were seniors.