Graduation Year 2019

Adairsville High School   63 Test Takers   20.2 Avg. Composite Score

Cass High School               132 Test Takers 20 Avg. Composite Score

Woodland High School   111 Test Takers 20.9 Avg. Composite Score

Cartersville High School 186 Test Takers 20.7 Avg. Composite Score

Press Release

October 30, 2019 – Georgia students continued to outpace the nation on the ACT in 2019.

Georgia’s average composite score of 21.4 held steady from 2018 to 2019 but was higher, for the fourth consecutive year and the fourth time in state history, than the national average of 20.7. Georgia also outperformed the nation in English, reading, science, and mathematics.

  National Georgia
English 20.1 20.9
Mathematics 20.4 20.7
Reading 21.2 22.2
Science 20.6 21.2
Composite 20.7 21.4

Scores in each subject area held steady or increased slightly, with English remaining at 20.9 from 2018 to 2019, mathematics remaining at 20.7, reading rising from 22.1 to 22.2, and science remaining at 21.2. Nationally, scores dropped slightly.

Overall, Georgia is tied for 23rd in the nation on the ACT, up from 24th in 2018.

“I’m extremely proud of our Georgia students – and the educators who prepare them each day – for beating the nation on the ACT once again,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I want to emphasize that this is only the fourth time in state history this has been accomplished. While there is still work to be done to ensure we are offering a well-rounded education and preparing every child for their next steps after high school, Georgia’s students and teachers continue to achieve unprecedented success.”

The percentage of Georgia students meeting the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks – which predict students’ success in college – rose or held steady in all four subject areas. That percentage also surpassed the national average in all four subject areas, compared to three of four in 2018.