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GCSC scores above average on ACT

Monday, August 24, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Community School Corporation (GCSC) learned recently that its 2009 graduates tested above the state average in all four areas of the ACT college entrance exam.

A report released by ACT revealed the five-year trends for GHS graduates taking the test. The 2009 class achieved the high score in all four areas as well as the composite score.

In English, Greencastle grads scored an average of 22.6, one full point above the Indiana average. Math was a 23.0 for GHS, compared to a 22.4 statewide. In reading, GHS students posted an average of 23.7, compared to 22.6 for the state. In science, Greencastle tested 22.2, compared to 21.6.

In the composite score for the test, Greencastle graduates averaged a 23.0, compared to a 22.2 statewide.

"That's something to be proud of," Greencastle Superintendent Dr. Robert Green said. "I want the public to know they can be proud of their students' effort at the school system."

Green attributed the improvement to the school's graduation requirements and the efforts of all teachers, kindergarten through 12th grade.

"We also have some areas that we need to work on, but we're proud that we're well above the state average," Green noted.



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