The Wake County school system is touting that the district's high school juniors are outperforming the state and the state's other large districts on the ACT exam.
In a press release today, Wake notes that the composite ACT score for the district's juniors this past school year was 20.3 That compares to an average score of 18.2 for the state, 18.4 for Winston-Salem Forsyth, 18.3 for Charlotte-Mecklenburg, 18.0 for Guilford, 17.7 for Durham and 17.2 for Cumberland County.
Wake is also touting that it had a higher percentage of juniors meeting each of the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks when compared to the state as a whole, and to other large North Carolina school districts.
This was the first year the state required all high school juniors to take the ACT exam. Click here to view a statewide report that was published today by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.