BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. (October 13, 2021) – For the first time in system history, Bartow County students beat the national average on the ACT, but that’s not all, their composite score
reached an all-time high!

The Class of 2021 recorded an average composite score of 20.9, compared to the national average of 20.3. All three high schools saw individual gains as well.  Adairsville High School boasts the highest composite score systemwide with 21.1. The AHS Class of 2021 also saw a record high score in the Mathematics category.  The data for Cass High School is equally impressive. Last year’s class recorded the highest scores the school has ever seen in English, Reading, and Science. They matched last year’s score in the Mathematics category.

Woodland High School also saw record-high increases in three out of the four categories:

Mathematics, Reading, and Science. Its average composite score of 20.9 beat the national
average of 20.3

“First we see historic increases on the SAT this year and now the ACT, even in the middle of a pandemic,” said Bartow County School System Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page. “The ACT
examination assesses general educational development and the ability to complete college-level work.  I’m excited to see the preparedness from this class and the tremendous effort from our