By T. A. Hendrickson
In June, the Boulevard Sentinel reported that 771 of 1,096 graduating seniors were college bound from six local high schools: Eagle Rock High, Franklin High, PUC eCals, Renaissance Arts Academy, Alliance Leichtman-Levine Environmental Science and Technology, and Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology.
Since then, Eagle Rock High, has finalized its tally of college-bound graduates and another school, Alliance Tennenbaum, located in Glassell Park, has reported on its recent graduates’ college plans.
At Eagle Rock High, the final tally shows that 343 seniors out of 418 are going to college in the fall. Of them, just over half – 174 – will attend community college; 76 are going to a university within the Cal State system; 40 to the University of California; and 53 to private four-years colleges or universities or public out-of-state schools. In addition, a total of eight ERES graduates have enlisted in the armed forces.
At Alliance Tennenbaum, 83 of 88 seniors are college bound, with 35 going to community college; 37 to a university within the Cal State system; 10 to a UC; one to a private four-year college. One graduate from Alliance Tennenbaum has enlisted in the armed forces.
Those results bring the Sentinel’s college-bound tally to 1,042 out of 1,192. Half of the college-bound students will go to community college; nearly one third to a Cal State university; 11% to a UC; and the rest to private colleges and universities or public out-of-state schools.
T.A. Hendrickson, a native of Eagle Rock, is the editor of the Boulevard Sentinel, and a former member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times. Hendrickson is committed to local news reporting and to finding a way forward for local news outlets in today's challenging media markets.