Decatur students post best ACT scores in 5 years

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 23, 2014
The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

City Schools of Decatur report that their students rocked the ACT tests in 2014, posting the highest average district scores in five years.

“While increasing the participation rate from 60 percent to 66 percent, the overall composite score increased from 22.7 in 2013 to 23.9 in 2014,” CSD reported. “City Schools of Decatur’s composite score outperformed the State at 20.8 and the Nation at 21.0.”

“The 2014 ACT scores reflect the highest CSD student participation with a 48 percent increase in test takers since 2010,” Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said via press release. “I am proud that we continue see growth in the number of Decatur High School students taking the ACT every year and that our scores continue to surpass the state and nation.”

CSD also provided this table showing the percentage of its ACT-tested students who are ready for college courses.

Source: City Schools of Decatur

Source: City Schools of Decatur

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