RCHS sees mixed results in new state data

With the release of the state report card for schools across the state, today, we take a look at how Russell County High School performed.

Russell County received an overall score of 71.2, which gave it a green rating, the same as last year.

Russell County High School’s combined reading and math indicator received a blue rating, the highest possible rating, which was up from last year.

In reading, 53 percent of RCHS students scored proficient or distinguished, which is above the state average of 46 percent.

RCHS students also exceeded state averages in the number of students scoring proficient or distinguished in math at 46 percent, compared to 34 percent statewide.

However, Russell County was below state average in the percentage of students scoring proficient or distinguished in social studies, science and writing.

Only 8 percent scored proficient or distinguished in science compared to 10 percent statewide. In social studies, Russell County was 11 percent less than state average in students who earned proficient or distinguished scores. in Combined Writing, Russell County was 4 percent less than state average.

Russell County’s ACT scores also fall under state average with Russell County students having an average ACT composite score of 17.8 compared to 18.5 statewide.

Russell County saw an increase in the overall graduation rate of about 1 percent, and Russell County scored in the blue (the highest possible) on the Postsecondary Readiness Indicator.


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