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Report: 69 percent of 2016 H. L. Richards High School (Campus) graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 17, 2019

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In a year when 89 percent of H. L. Richards High School (Campus) seniors graduated on time, 69 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in remedial courses because they weren't prepared for college-level classes, according to data from the Illinois State Board of Education for the Class of 2016.

Data from the class that graduated in 2016 shows 81 percent of H. L. Richards High School (Campus) students enrolled in two- or four-year programs at college or university within 12 months of graduating high school, compared to 75 percent across the state. After 16 months, the rate is 81 percent.

Of the H. L. Richards High School (Campus) graduates attending Illinois community colleges, 23 percent took them in reading, while 65 percent took remedial courses in math and 30 percent took remedial courses in communications.

Statewide, 46 percent of students enrolled in community colleges across the state had to take remedial classes.

Remediation for area schools: Class of 2016

School District
City
School
Four-year graduation rate
Remediation rate
Thornton Twp HSD 205
Dolton
Thornridge High School
75.1%
79.2%
Thornton Twp HSD 205
Harvey
Thornton Township High School
75.4%
78.0%
Thornton Twp HSD 205
South Holland
Thornwood High School
79.3%
76.4%
Southland College Prep Charter High School
Richton Park
Southland College Prep Charter High School
100.0%
75.0%
Thornton Fractional Twp HSD 215
Lansing
Thornton Fractional South High School
97.0%
74.6%
Thornton Fractional Twp HSD 215
Calumet City
Thornton Fractional North High School
97.2%
72.4%
CHSD 218
Blue Island
Dwight D. Eisenhower High School (Campus)
82.0%
70.3%
CHSD 218
Oak Lawn
H. L. Richards High School (Campus)
88.8%
68.8%
Rich Twp HSD 227
Olympia Fields
Rich Central Campus High School
84.5%
68.4%
Rich Twp HSD 227
Richton Park
Rich South Campus High School
82.9%
65.7%
Rich Twp HSD 227
Park Forest
Rich East Campus High School
81.2%
64.1%
Reavis Twp HSD 220
Burbank
Reavis High School
87.4%
62.5%
CHSD 218
Palos Heights
A. B. Shepard High School (Campus)
92.9%
61.8%
Bloom Twp HSD 206
Chicago Heights
Bloom Trail High School
78.0%
60.3%
Evergreen Park CHSD 231
Evergreen Park
Evergreen Park High School
94.4%
58.3%
Oak Lawn CHSD 229
Oak Lawn
Oak Lawn Community High School
91.8%
56.5%
Bloom Twp HSD 206
Chicago Heights
Bloom High School
85.8%
55.4%
Argo CHSD 217
Summit
Argo Community High School
89.9%
55.1%
Homewood Flossmoor CHSD 233
Flossmoor
Homewood-Flossmoor High School
96.9%
50.9%
Cons HSD 230
Orland Hills
Victor J. Andrew High School
90.0%
49.4%
Cons HSD 230
Orland Park
Carl Sandburg High School
94.8%
46.4%
Cons HSD 230
Palos Hills
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
93.7%
43.5%
Lemont Twp HSD 210
Lemont
Lemont Township High School
96.8%
31.6%

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