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Cobb Exceeds ACT National Average

Figures released by the Cobb County School District show improvements in all four testing areas for the seventh consecutive year.

Recent graduates posted a composite score in the American College Test higher than both the Georgia and national averages, according to information released by the school system Wednesday. 

Cobb's Class of 2012 had an overall score of 22.2, while the Georgia average is 20.7. The national composite for recent graduates is 21.1. A total of 3,571 Cobb students, roughly 50 percent of last year's seniors took the ACT, according to CCSD data, compared to 37 percent in 2010.

Cobb graduates also showed improvement in all four ACT subject areas -- English, math, reading and science -- for the seventh consecutive year. 

Ten Cobb high schools had higher composite scores than the national average: Walton, 25.6; Lassiter, 24.6; Pope, 24.6; Kennesaw Mountain, 23.8; Wheeler, 23.5; Harrison, 23.2; Hillgrove, 22.3; Allatoona, 21.8; Kell, 21.7, and Sprayberry, 21.3.

Composite scores for students in certain sub-groups also have gone up in the period from 2007-2011: African-American, 18.1 to 18.9 and Asian, 23.1 to 25.2. Multi-ethnic student scores increased from 22.0 to 22.9 in 2012, and over five years have seen composite scores jump 2.5 points.

“The performance on the ACT clearly shows our students are well-prepared for college-level work and can compete with students from anywhere in the country,” Cobb Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa said. “I am also pleased to see  the increase in performance of student groups. One of our strategic goals is to narrow the achievement gap among student groups, and the ACT results show four of the six groups with higher composite scores. That’s a clear indicator we are making progress.”

Individual high school scores are detailed in the table below; for more complete information and the CCSD release, please view the accompanying PDF.

School Pct. Tested Students Tested English Mathematics Reading Science Composite Allatoona 46.8 195 21.2 21.4 22.6 21.6 21.8 Campbell 50.0 223 20.1 20.7 20.8 20.2 20.6 Harrison 56.1 302 23.0 23.0 23.5 22.9 23.2 Hillgrove 58.4 248 22.0 21.9 23.1 21.8 22.3 Kell 54.3 200 21.0 21.4 22.1 21.6 21.7 Kennesaw Mountain 53.4 235 23.3 23.4 24.1 23.7 23.8 Lassiter 61.0 286 24.3 24.8 25.0 23.9 24.6 McEachern 43.8 204 17.8 17.7 18.6 18.5 18.5 North Cobb 52.5 307 20.5 19.8 21.2 20.7 20.5 Osborne 27.5 93 15.5 16.9 16.8 17.0 16.7 Pebblebrook 46.2 147 17.9 18.1 18.9 18.6 18.5 Pope 57.4 245 24.5 24.6 25.0 23.8 24.6 South Cobb 42.1 162 18.2 18.5 19.2 18.5 18.7 Sprayberry 42.6 150 20.7 20.9 21.9 21.0 21.3 Walton 62.9 395 25.6 26.0 25.7 24.6 25.6 Wheeler 41.1 178 22.9 23.6 24.0 23.2 23.5 District Scores 50.0 3,571 21.8 22.0 22.6 21.9 22.2
Dale August 30, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Is it any wonder why West Cobb high school graduates struggle in college & typically need to take remedial courses?

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