Germantown Municipal Schools earns the highest district ACT average in the State

August 24th, 2016—Germantown, TN—Germantown Municipal School District proudly announces the release of Houston High School’s 2016 ACT scores. Houston High students outperformed the state average in all reporting categories and continue to maintain a significantly higher composite score. This is the second consecutive year that the Germantown Municipal School District has been recognized for achieving the top spot in statewide district ACT performance.



The number of students taking the ACT increased from 441 in 2015 to 515 in 2016. The ACT is a nationally administered, standardized paper-and-pencil test that helps colleges evaluate candidates. It consists of four components; English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.

“We are excited that we have maintained the same high levels of student performance while increasing the number of students taking the ACT,” says Superintendent Jason Manuel on another year of exemplary scores.

“However,” he continues, “our District goal is not to focus on averages, but differentiating instruction so that all students are qualifying for the Hope Scholarship and meeting ACT college benchmarks in all subject areas.”

As the news of the scores hit on Wednesday morning, Germantown Municipal Schools enjoyed some time in the limelight:
Fox 13 Memphis stopped by to talk to our students about the scores.

The Commercial Appeal also repeated on our continued success, in Germantown Again Leads Tennessee in Students ACT Scores.



Troy Washington, spent a long afternoon at Houston High School last week creating a story for WREG News Channel 3, including interviews with Superintendent Jason Manuel and Pat Gardner, Student President of the HHS 30+ Club (an organization for students who score a 30 or above). Link coming soon.
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