About 75% of the general high school graduates (about 600 a year graduated) went on to college most of them a local two year community college.
Of those in community college, only about 20% got a two year degree, the rest dropped out.
Of the ones that went directy to a 4 year college you could count the graduates each year, on two hands with a finger or two left over.
Of the students from our vocational classes, over 70% either worked in the electronics (or their vocational) career field or went into the military and had vocational training related specialties there. (We had to measure that as one of the state standards for getting Perkins money).
The educational culture from the teaching level up through the district offices was to treat every student's training as college prep. This failed a huge number of each year's graduating class and condemned them to unskilled jobs for the rest of their lives, unless they finally bootstrapped themselves out of the cycle.