Which local public, charter high schools have the best ACT scores?

The ACT is a national college readiness examination that evaluates students in English, mathematics, reading and science. CBJ has compiled a list of Charlotte-area public high schools by their average composite scores in those four subject areas.

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Included are all public and charter schools in Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties in North Carolina and Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina with a composite score available. North Carolina administers the ACT to all juniors every spring. South Carolina reports the scores of graduating seniors.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Providence High School had the highest composite score among Charlotte-area schools, with a 24.5.

For comparison, the 100,261 students in grade 11 who took the ACT test across North Carolina in 2022-23 had an average overall composite mean score of 18.2 out of a possible 36.

Check out the full story here to see how other top-scoring schools in the Charlotte area fared.

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