Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Most of Wyandotte County schools see dip in ACT scores


If the ACT scores are considered the most adequate way to measure academic success and college preparation, the high schools in Wyandotte County fell a little bit behind in the 2011-12 school year.

Out of the eight public high schools in Wyandotte County, only two schools saw an increase in their ACT results on exams taken in the 2011-12 school year.

Washington High School saw the largest gain for any Wyandotte County school, increasing from 16.1 in 2010-11 to 16.3 in 2011-12. Wyandotte High School was the only other KCK school to see a boost in student-average, increasing slightly from 15.1 to 15.2.

Notes from the ACT scores:
  • Among the KCK high schools, Sumner Academy saw the largest decrease in ACT scores. After averaging 22.1 on the test in 2010-11, the school averaged 21.4 in 2011-12.
  • Piper High School flat-lined in 2011-12, maintaining the 22.1 ACT average from the 2010-11 school year.
  • Along with Piper High School, Schlagle was the second KCK high school to have its score remain the same - 15.8. 
  • Both J.C. Harmon High School and Turner High School saw decreases. Harmon dropped from 16.1 to 16.0, while Turner decreased from 19.3 to 18.9 in 2011-12.
  • Bonner Springs High School dropped from 21.0 in 2010-11 to 20.4 in 2011-12. 
  • Both Piper High School and Sumner Academy exceeded the national average, which came in at 21.1 this year. However, Piper High School was the only KCK school to exceed the average in the State of Kansas, which was 21.9. 
Here are the complete scores:

Piper 22.1 (22.1 last year)
Sumner Academy 21.4 (22.1)
Bonner Springs 20.4 (21.0)
Turner High School 18.9 (19.3)
Washington 16.3 (16.1)
Harmon 16.0 (16.1)
Schlagle 15.8 (15.8)
Wyandotte 15.2 (15.1)