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PMSA ACT Average Score Among Tops in State

December 11, 2015 12:40 PM
The average score on the ACT college entrance exam by the Class of 2015 at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy was among the top averages in the state and the Chicagoland area, according to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune.
Members of the Class of 2015 at PMSA earned an average composite score of 22.6 out of a possible 36, with most of the students taking the exam in April 2014 during their junior years. This placed PMSA 65th out of the 666 high schools in Illinois and tied for 31st out of the 261 high schools with an ACT score in the Chicagoland area, according to the Tribune’s analysis.
The 22.6 also was above the state average ACT composite score of 20.7, according to ACT, and the national average ACT composite score of 21.0. The ACT composite score is the average of the four parts of the exam that is English, reading, math, and science.
The ACT score is one of the methods used to determine if students are ready for college classes.
Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, said that the students and staff at PMSA should be proud of the ranking.
"The faculty and students should be proud of their achievement," she said. "This achievement is reflective of the quality instruction there, and we congratulate PMSA on receiving this recognition."
Dr. Bessie Karvelas, principal at PMSA, said that the ranking shows PMSA continuing its drive to be the top high school in the state.
"I celebrate and acknowledge my teachers who made this happen, and the students who respected and embraced the changes that our leadership team brought to the school," Dr. Karvelas said. "The recognition motivates us to work even harder to eventually achieve the number one ranking in the state of Illinois."


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