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A dozen DeKalb County high schools improve ACT test performance

More than half the high schools in DeKalb County reporting ACT test scores improved over last year, according to information released from the Georgia Department of Education.

Druid Hills High School showed the most improvement, with students averaging 21.3 on the test, up .8 points from 19.5 in 2015. Arabia Mountain High was the next best improved score, up to 20 from 19.3.

State officials reported some 58,000 students took the ACT test this year, which tests students in English, math, reading and science.

DeKalb School of the Arts students scored an average 24.9 to lead DeKalb County Schools. Five of the district’s high schools scored better than the state average 21.1.

Still, the district fell below the state and national average in average test scores.

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