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Waverly High School Students Outperform on ACT

2015 Results

Waverly High School continues its prominent status above state and national averages in ACT scores for the standard college entrance exam. The ACT is taken annually by students who are focusing on post-secondary college admissions. The latest results, released by ACT this week, demonstrate that Waverly achieved a composite average of 23.0 compared to a state average of 21.5. The highest possible ACT score is 36.

There were 94 Waverly students from the 2015 graduating class who took the ACT exam, and over 18,347 Nebraska students from the class of 2015 took the ACT last year. For the sixth consecutive year, WHS students exceeded state averages on the ACT. Reading continues to be the highest scoring category for WHS students, with an average score of 24 in that category, compared to a state average of 21.9.

The ACT scores are a reflection of academic rigor and preparation for students planning to attend college.  Our students have the commitment and drive to succeed, and our parents are passionate about the quality of their children's education. When this is combined with teachers who clearly possess the ability to bring student learning to its fullest potential, we have a great recipe for success.

The excellent ACT scores reflect the high percentage of juniors and seniors annually who are already enrolled in college level coursework at Waverly.  A partnership with Southeast Community College and dual-credit opportunities allows many graduating seniors to walk across the stage and get a diploma that not only meets high school graduation requirements but includes the equivalent of one, two, or even three semesters of college course credits before they even enroll as freshmen at the post-secondary destination of their choice.  

Waverly students exceeded state and national averages in all areas tested, including English, Math, Reading, and Science. Waverly students who took four years of science scored an average of 25.5 on the science portion of the test. Waverly math students who took Algebra I, II, Geometry, and Trigonometry scored an average of 24.2 on the math portion. 

ACT research has shown that it is the rigor of the coursework, rather than the number of courses, that has the greatest impact on ACT performance and college readiness. At Waverly High School, we provide a rigorous curriculum and create a school culture that expects academic acheivement.

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