KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools ranks as the fourth highest achieving district in the Volunteer State, according to a recent release of statewide ACT scores by district by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Johnson City schools were just a step behind D-B, and other systems in the top 20 and above the state average included Elizabethton, Greeneville, Bristol, Sullivan County, Washington County and Unicoi County.
With a 2013 graduating class composite score of 22.2, KCS trailed only Williamson County at 23.4, Maryville at 22.9 and Oak Ridge at 22.6 in ACT composite scoring. Johnson City was fifth with a composite score at 22.1.
The scores are based on results from regular test takers as well as those who get extended time to take the test.
Other Northeast Tennessee system’s that finished above the state average of 19.0 were Elizabethton at 20.1, Greeneville at 20.4, Bristol at 20.1, Sullivan County at 20.1, Washington County at 19.6 and Unicoi County at 19.3.
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