CPS Students Set New ACT Score Record

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that students acheived a record high average ACT score.

CPS students scored an average of 18.4 on the 2015-2016 ACT exam, which represents the highest composite score for the district on record.

“Chicago’s schools are realizing record-high academic achievements, progress that could not be made if it were not for the commitment by our students, teachers, parents and principals,” Mayor Emanuel said in a statement. “Our continuously rising ACT scores signal that more of our students are not only college-ready than ever before, but that their hard work is paying off and opening doors to even more academic options once they graduate. Needless to say, these results are yet another indication that our schools are on the right track, and that the future for our students is bright.”

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