81 percent of Williamson County students meet ACT benchmark to qualify for Hope Scholarship


81 percent of Williamson County students meet ACT benchmark to qualify for Hope Scholarship

By ALEXANDER WILLIS

Students in Williamson County have reason to rejoice, as results from the ACT test show that 81 percent had reached the benchmark that qualifies them for the Tennessee Hope Scholarship. This scholarship allots thousands of dollars to students all over the state each semester.

Superintendent for Williamson County Schools Mike Looney said that the ACT test had been a focus in the district due to its scholarship opportunities, and that he was “exceedingly proud” of his students.

“Our students never cease to amaze me,” Looney said in a statement. “They are relentless in their pursuit of academic excellence, and I am so proud of their hard work.”

The Tennessee Hope Scholarship allots up to $1,750 a semester for college freshmen and sophomores, and $2,250 for juniors and seniors. For further qualifying information and details on the scholarship, click here.

As previously reported by the Home Page, the average composite score for the ACT test in Williamson County was 25.4, up from 25.2 in 2017, and a new record for the school district.

Regarding specific schools, Brentwood High School scored the highest average ACT score at 27.6, with Ravenwood High scoring the second highest at 26.7.

Below is a list of all high school average ACT scores for the 2017-18 school year.

  • Brentwood High – 27.6
  • Centennial High – 23.3
  • Fairview High – 22.0
  • Franklin High – 26.5
  • Independence High – 24.2
  • Page High – 25.4
  • Ravenwood High – 26.7
  • Renaissance High – 24.9
  • Summit High – 23.7

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