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OCS achieves highest ACT score in school system history

Oconee County Schools has earned an average ACT composite score of 24.4 for the 2021 testing period, well above state and national averages and the highest-ever overall score achieved by the system. OCS achieved the highest ACT score in Northeast Georgia and is the only system in the region ranked in the state’s top 20.

 

“Our nationally-competitive ACT scores are a reflection of the hard work of our recent graduates, current students, their parents, and their K-12 teachers,” said Superintendent Jason L. Branch. “Congratulations to our students for demonstrating sustained excellence – which highlights both K-12 achievement and preparedness to succeed in post-secondary experiences.”

 

The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT. Students are assessed in the areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science.

 

Composite scores are below:

 

ACT Data

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

OCS

23.8

24.0

24.2

23.8

23.5

24.4

Georgia

21.1

21.4

21.4

21.4

21.7

22.6

 

The average national composite score for 2021 is 20.3.