Staunton City Schools outperformed the nation in all four areas measured by ACT, a college-admissions test assessing English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The division significantly outperformed the nation and state in English (27% above the national average and 14% above the state average) and Reading and Science (both 32% above the national average and 17% above the state average). The areas of English, Reading, and Science had the highest average scores and the highest percentage of students meeting benchmarks in Staunton City Schools’ history, with a 40% increase in Reading and Science in the past four years.
    The graph below shows Staunton City Schools’ performance, as compared to the state and national average.
    "We are pleased with student achievement on the ACT. It reflects the attention we are giving to providing all students with challenging coursework that allows students to excel and reach their future college and career goals," states Superintendent Dr. Linda Reviea.
    About 15% of the 2015 Staunton City Schools’ high school graduates took the ACT. The SAT remains the more popular assessment both in Staunton City Schools and Virginia.