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LUHS school board hears state of the school report

September 27, 2019 by Kayla Houp

Lakeland Union High School principal Justin Szews presented the state of the school report to the school board at its meeting Monday.

The report included tracked the high school’s ACT test results, college readiness benchmarks, graduation trends, attendance data and more.

“The newest, most fresh data is the ACT results that just became  public here in the middle of September,” Szews said. “And just so that everybody remembers, these ACT?results that you see are not the old school ACT that we used to see. This is testing every student in the 11th grade.”

According to the report, the 2018-2019 average ACT composite score is 20.1, which is slightly below where the average was last year.

“Last year’s senior class, which would’ve been the 2017-2018 ACTs was a pretty special group,” Szews said.

Though the ACT scores for last year were down from the previous year’s performance, Szews said the school was still in the top tier of its conference.

Additionally, Szews mentioned that, in all four of the ACT areas, English, mathematics, reading and science, LUHS students outperformed the state for the second year in a row. 

The report states the school holds a 94% graduation rate for all students and an attendance rate of 92.8% for the 2018-2019 school year.

Kayla Houp may be reached via email at [email protected]

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