Whitefish Bay students once again averaged the highest ACT scores among other public schools in the state.
Students that took the test last school year averaged a score of 26 out of a possible 36 points on the ACT, marking 15 straight years of scoring 25 or above on the nationally-normed test.
Interim Superintendent Laura Myrah said she is not aware of any other public school districts in the state who have accomplished such an academic feat.
“We do not know of any other public school district in the state that has matched this high, long-standing record,"Myrah said. "Consistent ACT scores above 25 are just one reflection of the dedicated effort and commitment to education demonstrated by our students, their families, and our fine staff.”
According to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction’s WINSS data analysis website, Whitefish Bay’s average composite score of 26 is the highest in the state of Wisconsin this year. The district also boasts one of the highest participation rates across the state at 86.6 percent.
According to an ACT publication, the 2013 average composite score for Wisconsin is 22.1. Wisconsin’s composite score has remained steady over the past five years between 22.1 and 22.3.
The curriculum-based, multiple choice ACT test covers English, mathematics, reading and science. An optional writing test can also be taken. Because the ACT measures a student’s readiness for college coursework, the ACT is the test of choice for most colleges and universities, particularly those in the Midwest.