More Hawaii public school students college-bound

Hawaii schools

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii state officials say slightly more public school students who graduated in 2012 are going to college compared with the previous year.

The state released its College and Career Readiness Indicators reports on Wednesday.

The reports say that college enrollment rose from 53 percent to 54 percent.

The data also shows that 2012 graduates were better prepared in English and math compared with 2011 graduates. More students enrolled in college-level classes at the University of Hawaii, while fewer enrolled in remedial classes.

Kapaa High School on Kauai and Farrington High School on Oahu both made significant gains in college enrollment compared with 2010.

Pahoa High School on the Big Island and Baldwin High School on Maui also showed improvements.

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