Best and worst on Fox Valley report cards
A majority of Fox Valley high schools saw an increase in their ACT composite scores, according to 2014 Illinois Report Card data released today.
Only 10 of 23 high schools scored at or above the state average score of 22.2 for the college entrance exam. The best among them was Kaneland Senior High School, which improved the most going from 21.1 to 22.2. Geneva High School maintained the highest ACT score at 24.2.
Ten schools met or exceeded state standards for reading and math on the Prairie State Achievement Exam, beating the state average score of 65.8. Meanwhile, the composite scores for 13 schools declined from the previous year.
The biggest decrease was at Larkin High School in Elgin, which dropped 7.6 percentage points going from 41.4 in 2013 to 33.8 in 2014. The biggest increase was at Central High School of 3.7 percentage points going from 68.9 in 2013 to 72.6 in 2014.
Kaneland High School had the second biggest percentage-point drop from 68.6 in 2013 to 62.5 in 2014.
Geneva High School scored the highest in PSAE at 80.6 in 2014.