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Forsyth County students lead state in ACT scores for fifth consecutive year
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Once again, the Forsyth County school system achieved some of the highest ACT scores in the state of Georgia.

According to a school system press release, Forsyth County Schools had the highest ACT score among county and large school districts in Georgia for the fifth consecutive year. The county’s five high schools that took the ACT in 2019 had a composite score of 24.5 out of a possible 36, well above the state (21.4) and national (20.7) averages.

All five Forsyth County scores were in the top 55 of the 443 high schools in Georgia, led by Lambert (25.6), South Forsyth (25.2), Forsyth Central (23.7), West Forsyth (23.6) and North Forsyth (22.6).

Additionally, more Forsyth County students took the ACT this year: 2,097, compared to 1,972 in 2018.

"FCS students, staff, parents, community and business members should all be very proud of our ACT scores," Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden said in the release. "Overall, we had more students take the ACT and maintained our composite score with this increase. Improving the academic, social and emotional opportunities for our children is a community focus.”

The ACT is one of two standardized tests used for college admissions in the U.S.