Thursday, August 21, 2014

Catholic Memorial’s 25.8 Composite ACT Highest in Recent History


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                           

Catholic Memorial’s Composite ACT Highest in Recent History

Waukesha, WI—August 20, 2014- A recent report from American College Testing (ACT), shows the composite ACT scores at Catholic Memorial High School (CMH) have jumped in the past year from 24.6 to 25.8. CMH’s 25.8 composite score indicates the high extent to which our students are prepared for college-level work.

At CMH, all students take either the SAT or ACT.  All segments of students saw an increase in composite scores.  In Waukesha County area, most schools have about 80% participation.  At CMH, we are proud that our top 80% have increased to 27.2.  But, we are most excited that the segment of students which might not otherwise take the ACT, averaged 20.3 which is a 2.6 point gain in three years.  

“This accomplishment is an indicator of the exceptional efforts of our students, parents, faculty and staff,” said CMH principal Dr. Robert T. Hall. “Over the past five years, our community has continued to intensify our efforts in helping all students grow academically and spiritually.” 

The ACT report provided five year trends of the average scores not only at CMH, but in other Wisconsin schools. While the highest score on the ACT is a 36.0, the Wisconsin state composite score is 22.2, 2nd highest in the country.   CMH students averaged above a 25 in ALL subjects tested, reflecting the strategic learning imperatives of our school.

CMH President, Fr. Paul Hartmann, ’84, praised not only the hard work and efforts of the students in this accomplishment, but also the dedication of all CMH faculty and staff.  He also noted that the faith and educational partnership that CMH has with parents and its partner (elementary and middle) schools contribute to all of the school’s many successes.  “CMH has always been a school for the entire family.  A student’s varied needs, learning styles, and skills are all developed so that every member of a graduating class contributes to an objective success as significant as this.”

At Catholic Memorial High School, we educate students as individuals, intellectually and spiritually.  We guide students to work to their God-given potential.  We prepare them for postsecondary education and to become leaders who serve the Church and world.

For more information about our school’s outstanding educational programming, such as Memorial Propel, PLTW, International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career Certificate Programs, Academic Resource Support and Student Growth Plan, please contact the school.

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