Juniors at The Providence School in Jessamine County led the way in 2011 ACT scores, increasing their composite score nearly a whole point while scores of juniors district-wide went up slightly and stayed above the state average.
The scores were shared with the Jessamine County Board of Education at its work session Monday. Every Kentucky public-school student is required to take the ACT during his or her junior year.
Providence only had 22 juniors last year to take the test as opposed to 33 in 2010, but the scores jumped from a composite 15.3 to 16.1 in 2011. The composite average at Providence was 14 in 2008.
Superintendent Lu Young told the board that the alternative school had “kicked fanny” on the test, which is normed each year and scored from 1 to 36.
“There are comprehensive high schools in Kentucky that don’t have a composite of 16.1, and that’s (the average of) every junior at The Providence School,” she said.