Williamson County Schools announced on Wednesday that they achieved the highest ACT test scores in the districts history in 2012. The Tennessean reported the same day that State scores were dismal ranking almost last. Only 16 percent of the students tested were considered prepared for college.

Williamson County Schools on the other hand are seeing a vast improvement with Brentwood High doing the best and Fairview showing the most improvement. “Thirty-five percent of the district’s graduating class were identified as having met all four benchmarks,” said Williamson County Schools Assessment Analyst Kevin Deck.  “That is impressive when compared to the national average of 25 percent and the state average of 16 percent.”

Director Dr. Mike Looney stated he was proud of the accomplishment of the teachers and he is optimistic that this trend will continue far into the future. Math and Science are still areas of concern for all Tennessee students and efforts are in play to help close those learning gaps.

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Andrea Hinds
Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.