Thursday, September 21, 2006

MNPS ACT standings

There's a chart at ACT.org that helps put these ACT scores in some context. I've taken that chart and included the names of the Metropolitan Nashville Public School high schools for a clearer look at where we stand nationally.

Table 2 (with MNPS high schools added)

College Admission Policy

Typical ACT Composite Scores

2005 MNPS Schools
by 3 year average
in descending order

Highly selective (majority of accepted freshmen in top 10% of high school graduating class)

27–31

Selective (majority of accepted freshmen in top 25% of high school graduating class)

22–27

Hume Fog Magnet
MLK Magnet

Traditional (majority of accepted freshmen in top 50% of high school graduating class)

20–23

Hillwood
Hillsboro

Liberal (some freshmen from lower half of high school graduating class)

18-21

East Literature Magnet
John Overton
Nashville Arts Magnet
McGavock

Open (all high school graduates accepted, to limit of capacity)

17-20

Antioch
Hunters Lane
Glencliff
Whites Creek
Pearl Cohn Magnet
Stratford
Maplewood


Hat tip to Bernie for posting the chart to NashvillePTO Talk.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Certainly room for improvement, but it should be noted for clarity that you don't get a full picture without SAT scores as well. The graduation requirement mandates one of the tests. Generally, students who are planning to attend a public university in Tennessee take the ACT; students planning on applying to private and some out of state universities take the SAT, which is considered a harder test. So, probably the highest achieving students at a school will not be included in the ACT data. Just FYI.