RCHS looking to improve ACT scores

Russell County High School Principal Shanna Tarter said school administrators continue to work on improving the school’s ACT scores.

Improvement occurred in the 2019-2020 school year, and in the 2020-2021 year in which students spent a large chunk of the school year out of the classroom, scores dropped roughly one point.

Tarter said the drop wasn’t as bad as many other schools experienced.

“I’m not here to say we haven’t dropped and that’s something we’re working on,” Tarter said. “But scores all across the state dropped. We’re not happy about it though. That’s not where we want to be. Is there room for improvement? Absolutely. Are we taking steps to make that improvement? Absolutely.”

Russell county High School’s average composite ACT score was 17.5 compared to the state average of 18.1. And here’s a look at Russell County compared to other nearby counties.

Video: Russell County Online

Tarter said the school continues to take an individualized approach to improving test scores by finding areas where students struggle and targeting those subject areas to address gaps.


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