By Ashley Rader
The Elizabethton City School System keeps stepping up its game, with ACT scores from the 2013 graduating class ranking 10th among Tennessee’s 118 systems.
County schools didn’t fare nearly so well, ranking 100th.
ACT scores from the 2013 graduating class were compiled from each public school system in Tennessee to provide a ranking of each system’s progress from the previous school year.
“Coming on the heels of the exemplary school status designation, we are thrilled with our results,” ECS Director of Schools Ed Alexander said. “The state department says one way to check student progress is the ACT scores. We are pleased that our students are doing well and it shows the teachers on all levels are doing their job. We are just pleased beyond words.”
Elizabethton’s system had a composite score average of 20.5, an increase from the 2012 average composite score of 20.3. The Carter County School System’s composite score average was 17.6, down from the 2012 composite average of 17.9.