celebrating students

Buncombe County Schools is proud to celebrate an important milestone for our ACT scores- for the 22-23 year, our composite score matched the seven year high at 19.1. The last time students earned this score was the year prior to the pandemic (2018-19).

“It is easy to think of the ACT as a high school measurement, but it most accurately reflects a student’s progress throughout their academic careers to date,” said Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson. “I am extremely proud of our students and staff as they remained focused on success throughout the challenges of pandemic recovery.”

According to the ACT, this assessment measures high school students' general educational development and their capability to complete college-level work in four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. Overall, BCS students’ average composite of 19.1 met the State Benchmark UNC Minimum Requirement of 19. The composite score also exceeds the state average of 18.2. 

Fun fact: two of our students achieved the highest possible score of 36. Congratulations to the more than 1,600 students who completed the ACT last year!