“Our students continue to achieve at a level unmatched by most students from across the state,” said CHS Interim Principal Dan Gutchewsky. “Through their dedication to academics and the rigorous curriculum taught by our highly-qualified staff, our students leave CHS prepared for success both in college and in a global economy.”
The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, math, reading and science and is designed to measure the skills necessary for success in first-year college coursework. The scores produced by CHS students in each subject area were notably higher than the state average again this year and continue to show upward progress. The students’ scores in every section of the test yielded the same or higher results when compared to the school’s 2011 scores with the exception of reading; this year’s average reading score, 25.7, was one tenth less than CHS’ 25.8 average score in 2011.
All CHS juniors take the ACT each year. The 2012 average scores represent the performance of 215 students, compared to 183 CHS students who took the test in 2011.
A complete comparison of CHS and statewide ACT scores from the past five years is included below.