MHS 2017 class scores high on ACT

Students in the Madison High School graduating class of 2017 who took the ACT exam had one of the highest average composite scores in the school’s recent history.  Madison Central Superintendent Joel Jorgenson told Madison Central School Board members during their meeting Monday that the 2017 Madison High School average composite ACT score was 24.4. Jorgenson said that in 2016 the average composite ACT score for Madison High School was 22.7, and the next highest average in the past fifteen years was in 2006, when the average was 23.2.  He said the scores speak well of Madison High School students and staff.

Madison High School Principal Adam Shaw told the board he believes this is an example of how the high school is steering students in the directions they need to go to be successful.

Shaw said that around two-thirds of the senior class took the ACT.

Statewide, the percentage of graduating seniors who took the ACT was up, with an average statewide score for 2017 of 21.8.