Class of 2014 still breaking records
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
By Dalton Byrne
The Class of 2014 accomplished a lot. They were state champions in football, volleyball, debate and softball, but they didn't stop there.
According to Brad Womack, principal, they achieved the highest ACT composite scores for Silver Lake in at least the past 11 years.
The scores include an English composite score of 23.7 (highest in 11 years), a math composite score of 24.1 (highest in 11 years), a reading composite score of 25.0 (highest in 11 years), and a science composite score of 23.9 (tied for second highest). The overall composite score was 24.3.
Womack shared his thoughts about the results.
"We are extremely excited. We were anticipating scores to be up a little bit, but those exceeded our expectations. I attribute that a lot not only to teacher preparation, but with that particular group, there was a lot of outside-of-school work, studying and preparing for the ACT test.
"Also, there was a lot of parent interaction, so my thoughts are it was a community effort to raise those scores," Womack shared.
This excitement was not only shared among the faculty but has reached the students as well. Senior Katlyn Kirkwood explained how the news of these scores has affected her personally.
“It’s a great achievement to say you could go to a school with such high composite scores, and I would recommend that you take the ACT a couple of times to improve your score so you can receive more money for college,” Kirkwood said.