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April 18, 2013

Clinton aims for 100% ACT participation rate

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While 70 to 80 percent of Clinton High School students say they will move on to a college or university, about 36 percent of CHS graduates follow through with at least one year of post-secondary education, nearly the state average, Schrader said.

"I want to see that number go up," she said."How we can fix that from here, I don't know. Once they walk out of those doors, it's kind of hard, but we're trying."

Where we stand The Clinton population with a bachelor's degree or higher is 10 percent less than the percentage that attained the same level of education across the state. While nearly 25 percent of Iowans age 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, 15 percent of the Clinton population fits into the same demographic, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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