Science Hill ACT scores are above record-breaking state average

Science Hill High School’s class of 2017 was one of 23 school districts across the state to average a 21 or above, according to a release on Tuesday from the Tennessee Department of Education. Science Hill was credited with a composite score of 22.3, which was higher than the state average of 20.1, the highest-ever. The state average was up from 19.9 last year.

As a whole, 57.7 percent of the Science Hill test takers scored a 21 or above on the ACT, compared to 42.3 percent across the state.

“We are very proud of our students for performing so well on the ACT,” Science Hill Principal Todd Barnett said. “Our teachers work very hard to prepare our students, and our students consistently prepare and perform at a high level, as evidenced by our history of high achievement.”

Science Hill’s average was stellar, but in each of the four categories, they also performed above the state average. In English the average score was a 21.8, compared to a 19.6 across the state. In reading, students in Johnson City had an average of 22.6 compared to the states 20.5. In the final two categories, mathematics and science, students averaged a 21.9 and 22.2, respectively, which was better than the state average of 19.4 in math and 20.3 in science.

When it came to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, Science Hill students also performed above the state average. In English, 68.9 percent of the students scored a minimum of 18, compared to 57.4 percent of the state. In reading, 55.3 percent of the test takers scored a minimum of 22, while just 40.7 percent of the state met the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks. In math, 51.8 percent of Science Hill students that took the test scored a minimum of a 22, while 30.6 percent of the state met that benchmark. Finally, in Science, 44.9 percent of the Science Hill senior class of 2017 scored a minimum of 20, which bested the state average of 31.1 percent.

Subjects

Science Hill

Tennessee

English (average score)

21.8

19.6

Reading (average score)

22.6

20.5

Mathematics (average score)

21.9

19.4

Science (average score)

22.2

20.3

Science Hill results regarding ACT College Readiness Benchmarks compared to the state:

Subjects

Science Hill

Tennessee

English (minimum of 18)

68.9%

57.4%

Reading (minimum of 22)

55.3%

40.7%

Mathematics (minimum of 22)

51.8%

30.6%

Science (minimum of 20)

44.9%

31.1%