Here are Tennessee's 2018-19 ACT scores for counties in southeast Tennessee, with last year's score in parentheses. 

Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced that 63,829 students from Tennessee’s 2019 graduating class took the ACT, earning an average composite score of 20, down from 20.2 last year. This represents a 98 percent participation rate, which is an all-time high in the state. Of those students, 41.7 percent earned a score of 21 or higher, making them eligible for the HOPE scholarship.

Cleveland leads the way in Southeast Tennessee, with the highest overall ACT score (20.5) among area county and city school districts.  Hamilton County's score was down from the year before, dropping from 19.9 to 19.6.  Among the state's four largest school districts, Knox County has a 21.1, Davidson County has an 18.5, and Shelby County has a 17.5 score. Germantown Municipal School District had the highest score in the state (26.3), for the third year in a row.

 

Bledsoe 18.3 (19.0) 

Bradley  20.2 (20.5) 

Cleveland 20.5 (19.9) 

Grundy  16.9 (19.8)

Hamilton 19.6 (19.9)

McMinn  20 (20.2)

Marion  19.7 (19.5)

Richard City 19.9 (19.9)

Meigs  20.3 (20.1)

Polk  19.2 (19.4)

Rhea 19.3 (19.0)

Sequatchie 19.1 (19.7)

 

Here are scores from Hamilton County high schools, with last year's score in parentheses:

 

Hamilton County Collegiate High 26.3 (25.6)

Center for Creative Arts 25.9 (24.9)

Signal Mountain 25.3 (24.7)

STEM 23.6

CSAS  23.5 (23.5)

East Hamilton 21.8 (22.3)

Soddy-Daisy 21.2 (21.1)

Sale Creek 19.9 (21.3)

Ooltewah 19.6 (20.4)

Lookout Valley 19.6 (20.0)

CGLA 19.3

Red Bank 18.7 (18.4)

Hixson 18.6 (19.4)

Central 18.5 (18.8)

Ivy Academy 18.3 (18.2)

Tyner Academy 16.6 (17.6)

East Ridge 16.6 (17.2)

Hamilton Co. High 16.5 (16.4)

Sequoyah 15.8 (16.9)

Brainerd 14.9 (14.6)

Howard 14.8 (15.0)