Media release: ACT scores for the Graduating Class of 2018 in Floyd County Schools were well above the state and national averages.
Overall, Georgia ranked 24th in the nation on the ACT. The 2018 FCS ACT average composite score of 20.9 is above the national average and slightly below the state average. Below is an infographic showing the ACT averages for the public schools in Floyd County as well as neighboring public schools in our Northwest Georgia RESA District.
Note that Armuchee High School posted an average composite score of 22.7, the highest ACT score in our area and exceeding the state and national averages. Pepperell High School had the fourth highest score in the area–tying with the national average. There is a direct relation between a student’s performance on college entrance exams like the ACT and completing rigorous coursework (e.g., AP, honors, dual enrollment).
According to information on the ACT website, “the ACT test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.” In recent years, more FCS high school juniors and seniors have been taking the ACT than the SAT, which some consider the “gold standard” in determining a school’s success in preparing students for post-secondary education opportunities. Thus, the ACT has been growing in popularity and importance.