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CHS students, state outperform nation on ACT

A five-year trend shows Carrollton High School continues to outperform the national average on the ACT, as does the state of Georgia as a whole.

Carrollton High School’s Class of 2022 posted a composite score of 21.3, exceeding the national average score of 19.8. CHS also outperformed the nation in the specific subjects areas of English, reading, and science.

“We have always encouraged students to take the SAT and ACT in order to plan for multiple post-secondary options,” said CHS Assistant Principal Courtney Walker. “However, the last few years we’ve taken it a step further and intentionally sought to identify and remove barriers which prevent students from testing.”

CHS began offering the option for students to take the test during regular school hours. The school offers this option once in the fall and once in the spring.

Walker also noted that while the SAT remains the more common assessment students take for college admission consideration in Georgia, the ACT is becoming a more popular alternative.

“Most students take both or only take the ACT if it is a better fit for them,” she said. “We make a deliberate effort to expose them to this testing option as they explore their postsecondary future.”