Park City High School graduates outscored their counterparts in Utah and across the country on the 2018 ACT (American College Test)
PCHS had a composite score of 23.7, compared to Utah’s composite of 20.4 and the national composite of 20.8. Park City graduates have seen a steady increase in ACT scores the past four years
“We have amazing students and teachers,” said Principal Roger Arbabi. “The results are an indication of rigor in the classroom and college readiness.”
Scores by section include:
English: 23.6 compared to 19.4 in Utah, 20.2 nationally
Mathematics: 22.6 compared to 19.9 in Utah, 20.5 nationally
Reading: 24.3 compared to 20.0 in Utah, 21.3 nationally
Science: 23.8 compared to 20.5 in Utah, 20.7 nationally
The ACT is is designed to measure skills needed for success in first-year college coursework. ACT Research has shown that it is the rigor of coursework – rather than simply the number of core courses – that has the greatest impact on ACT performance and college readiness.
Some 390 PCHS students took the ACT in 2018, 43,791 students took the ACT statewide, and nearly 2 million students nationwide took the ACT in 2017-18.