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CCSD Class of 2019 Excels on ACT

Posted On: Wednesday, October 30, 2019


The Cherokee County School District Class of 2019 earned average ACT scores that topped National averages and, for the second consecutive year, ranked No. 7 overall in Georgia!

The Class scored an impressive overall score of 22.7, exceeding Georgia’s 21.4 and the Nation’s 20.7, on the challenging college entrance and placement examination.  The score ranks CCSD fourth among metro Atlanta counties and seventh in Georgia – out of 180 school districts!

“Outstanding ACT scores not only reflect the dedication of our students and teachers to ensuring mastery of knowledge, but also are a reliable indicator that our students graduate prepared for college and career success,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We’re proud of them and are focused on ensuring each student we serve is future ready.”

Students earn a score on a scale of 1 to 36.  The ACT is taken in lieu of or along with the SAT, and the Class of 2019’s ACT scores mirror its outstanding SAT results released earlier this fall.  For the Class of 2019, 1,598 CCSD students took the exam.

Scores from all six of CCSD’s high schools illustrated consistent instructional excellence, with total average scores within less than a one-point spread: Cherokee HS, 22.1; Creekview HS, 22.9; Etowah HS, earning the highest composite at 23.1; River Ridge HS, 22.7; Sequoyah HS, 22.9; and Woodstock HS, 22.9.  All six high schools ranked in the top 20 percent of schools statewide!

The ACT also reviews students’ college-readiness for each subject based on their scores, with CCSD students also significantly exceeding State averages: English, 78% (Georgia 65%); Social Science, 61% (50%); Algebra, 52% (40%); Biology, 50% (39%).  State data also shows this readiness, as 95 percent of CCSD graduates don’t need any remedial classes as university students.

The ACT will be administered in CCSD four more times this school year; the testing calendar is posted online here.

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