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Tonight at 9:00: Making the Grade: Is "Go On" campaign working?

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Tonight at 9:00: Making the Grade: Is "Go On" campaign working?

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Aug 6, 2014

Idaho high schoolers are apparently still not “going on” to college.

After a massive “Go On” marketing campaign funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, the new numbers show even fewer seniors are enrolling in any kind of higher education.

Just 52 percent of the state’s 2013 graduates are attending a two or four year college.

“The State Board of Education wants to see 80 percent of high school graduates in college within a year, that’s their long term goal,” says Kevin Richert from Idaho Education News. “Well, only three districts and three charter schools met that 80 percent goal.”

According to Idaho Education News the Boise and West Ada Districts both sent61 percent of students off to college in 2013. That’s a drop for both from the previous year.  Nampa held steady at 50 percent of its students “Going On” over the last two years.

Coming up tonight on FOX9 On Your Side at 9:00 find out why some say the rates are not as bleak as they look on paper.