SDPC Students Post Strong ACT Scores for 2013 - Pickens Sentinel
Posted on Aug 27, 2013
Pickens County high school seniors excelled in their ACT testing in 2013, scoring above both state and national averages.
Our students earned an average score of 21.8, higher than the South Carolina public school average of 20.1 and the national average of 20.9. Although the district continued to compare favorably to state and national averages, performance declined from its 2012 composite score of 23.1.
Daniel High School tied for best among traditional public high schools in South Carolina with and average composite score of 23.5 followed by Easley High School with 21.7, Pickens High School with 21.3 and Liberty High School with 20.6.
"I am pleased that our ACT scores continue to be above the state and national averages," said Dr. Kelly Pew, superintendent. "We believe that the preparation that our students receive in the classroom enables us to maintain competitive scores. While we are pleased with our scores, we will continue to work with our teachers and students to increase our scores so that our students will be more competitive as the pursue opportunities after high school."
SDPC students outperformed state and national averages in almost every subject, with three exceptions. Math at Liberty High School was below the state average, math at Pickens High School was below the national average, but above the state average and science at Liberty High School was below the national average, but above the state average.