I was therefore intrigued today when I received the following email from a regular reader of this blog:
I thought you might be interested in this. I included Spring Branch ISD campuses on the region 4 tab. Since SBISD has stated an intent to be the premier college-focused district in the Texas, it seemed particularly relevant.
The THECB published their 2008 high school to college linkages report in April 2009.
I converted their data into a format that lists enrollment totals in 4-year colleges and 2-year colleges separately so that I could compute the percentage of graduates enrolled in 4 and 2-year institutions for a number of high schools of interest.
I wish the THECB would report on at least the out-of-state data for adjacent states, or any that offer tuition incentives to Texas students. That would improve the usefulness of their data. I also wish that the data showed a breakout of where the top ten percent enrolled after high school. Some schools undoubtedly have a sizable number of their top students enrolling out of state.
The Excel file she provided is here. Click on the tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet for CCISD and Region 4 to see where SBISD graduates go to college. I have also captured the information for each of our high schools below. Click on each image to enlarge it.
The information is only for Texas colleges, so it is incomplete, but I found it to be very interesting and informative.