Wilson County students are on a roll when it comes to ACT scores.  In 2014, the district set a goal of reaching an ACT composite score of 21, by the year 2020.  According to the recently released numbers, the senior class of 2017 has already reached that goal!

In fact, more than half of last year’s graduates (50.4%) scored a 21 or higher on the ACT, making them eligible for both the HOPE scholarship and TNPromise.  In this chart, you can see how scores have climbed, over the past several years. 

In 2015, only 43% of all Wilson Co. graduates scored a 21 or higher on the ACT.  The district hopes to see this number increase to 60%, by the year 2020.

Dr. Wright says she’s particularly encouraged by the results because of the high participation rate of students in Wilson County, “Almost every student in our county takes the ACT, which isn’t the case in other districts.  The fact that we have a composite score of 21, with nearly every student participating, speaks volumes.”

Note:  On the following page, you will see a breakdown of ACT composite scores and participation rates for each school district in middle Tennessee.