Greenville County Schools announced the average composite score of the school district’s class of 2020 on the ACT test was 19.8, which is higher than the state average of 18.1 but lower than the national average of 20.6. The test is scored on a 36-point scale.
In addition, Mauldin High students’ average composite score was equal to the national average, while Riverside, Eastside, J.L. Mann and Greenville High students scored higher than the national average with composite scores of 22.3, 22.1, 21.6 and 21.5.
When breaking down the testing areas, Greenville County students on average scored 20.5 in reading, 19.9 in science, 19.6 in math and 18.7 in English.
However, the number of GCS seniors who took the ACT decreased from 2,727 in 2019 to 2,545 in 2020. The decrease in 2020 graduates taking the test was a result of student choice on the college entrance exam, said GCS in a release.