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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)-  Last year's high school seniors in Hamilton County showed a slight gain in ACT scores from the year before, keeping pace with state averages.  Most schools showed improvement in English and Reading, with lower scores in Math and Science.  Statewide, Tennessee scored a 19.7, below the national average of 21.1.  Hamilton County's composite score was 18.9, up slightly  from last year's 18.7.   The maximum score on the test is 36.

Almost all seniors are required to take the college prep test.  Atop the honor roll is the Middle College at Chattanooga State, small in number, but its students are clearly among the best educated in the county, with a composite ACT score of 23.6, down slightly from last year's 23.8. 

In second place again this year is Signal Mountain High School at 23.3 (up from 23.0), followed by CSAS at 21.3 (down from a 22.1 last year).

Other scores, with last year's numbers in parentheses, are Central High 17.7 (from 17.9), Center for Creative Arts 20.8 (from 20.2), East Hamilton 20.6 (from 19.6), East Ridge 16.9 (from 17.2), Hamilton County High 15.9 (from 15.6), Hixson High 19.0 (from 18.1), Lookout Valley 18.8 (from 17.9), Ooltewah 19.8 (from 19.9), Red Bank 18.3 (from 19.0), Sale Creek 19.7 (from 19.4), and Soddy-Daisy 20.5 (from 21.1).


Some of the county schools at the lower end of the list include Tyner Academy, down this year to a 15.8 (from 16.2 in 2011), Sequoyah, also down at 15.8 (compared to 16.5 last year) , and Brainerd High, dropping more than a full point to 14.2 (from 15.4). 

Howard High was at the bottom of the list last year at 14.3, and its results have not yet been released this year.

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