Germantown, Tennessee--October 31, 2018--We are very proud of the achievement and increased average score of our Houston High School graduates on the ACT. As a district, GMSD recognizes the importance of the ACT, and the effect the scores have on the future of our students.
Germantown Municipal School District has the highest district ACT score in the state for the fourth year in a row, posting a 25.9 average, up from the 2017 average of 25.5.
The increase in our composite ACT scores from a 25.5, which set a school record last year, to a 25.9, is a result of a focused effort by our teachers, administrators and our students. It is also an accolade for our elementary and middle school staff because the ACT is a comprehensive assessment that measures a student’s foundational skills developed throughout their educational career.
Only three districts had more than 80 percent of their students scoring at or above a 21 on the ACT or the SAT equivalent. Germantown Municipal School District, at 85.6 percent, had the highest percentage of students scoring at or above a 21. At a score of 21, students meet a qualification for the Hope Scholarship in Tennessee.
“We are proud of the growth that is being demonstrated in both the composite score and the percentage of students who scored at or above a 21 on the ACT,” said Superintendent Jason Manuel.