For the second year in a row, Bozeman High School has the best ACT scores in the state. Current Bozeman seniors averaged a 22.8 composite score when they took the test last year as high school juniors.
Montana averaged a score of 20.4 and the US average sat at 21. In 2014, Bozeman averaged a total score of 22.5, so test scores continue to improve.
Bozeman High surpassed the averages of all other State AA school districts including Helena, (21.5), Missoula (21.2), Great Falls (20.5), Kalispell (20.3), Billings (20.2) and Butte (20.2).
In general, only students who expect to go to college would take the ACT test. However, after receiving a 6-year grant, Bozeman High has issued the test to all its students. This year, 47% of all Bozeman juniors hit ACT benchmarks. Considering Montana averaged 24% and the US averaged 28 percent, the record reflected well on the high school and its quality of education.
Below are the scores by subject:
English – 75% hit benchmarks, 57% average in Montana, 64% in US
Reading – 60% hit benchmarks, 44% average in Montana, 46% in US
Math – 59% hit benchmarks, 41% average in Montana, 38% in US
Science – 52% hit benchmarks, 36% in Montana, 38% in US
When Bozeman students continue to perform well, it will continue to attract new families to the Bozeman area who hope to offer their children the best education available.