Average Scores by State

Sort the data by column heading or select a state to view its complete High School Profile Report in PDF. (Each file is about 32 pages long and 90KB.)

State Percent of Graduates Tested Average Composite Score Average English Score Average Math Score Average Reading Score Average Science Score
National 47 21.0 20.5 21.0 21.3 20.9
Alabama 78 20.3 20.4 19.5 20.7 20.2
Alaska 28 21.1 20.3 21.2 21.7 20.9
Arizona 28 20.0 18.9 20.4 20.2 19.9
Arkansas 81 20.3 20.1 19.9 20.6 20.2
California 22 22.2 21.7 22.9 22.3 21.5
Colorado 100 20.6 19.9 20.4 21.1 20.7
Connecticut 24 23.7 23.8 23.5 23.9 22.9
Delaware 13 23.0 22.8 22.7 23.4 22.5
District of Columbia 29 19.8 19.5 19.9 20.2 19.2
Florida 65 19.5 18.6 19.7 20.1 19.1
Georgia 44 20.7 20.1 20.7 20.9 20.5
Hawaii 22 21.6 20.9 22.2 21.5 21.2
Idaho 60 21.8 21.2 21.4 22.4 21.6
Illinois 100 20.7 20.3 20.7 20.8 20.5
Indiana 26 22.3 21.7 22.4 22.6 21.9
Iowa 60 22.2 21.8 21.8 22.6 22.3
Kansas 75 22.0 21.4 21.7 22.3 21.9
Kentucky 100 19.4 18.9 19.1 19.7 19.5
Louisiana 98 20.1 20.1 19.6 20.2 20.2
Maine 10 23.2 23.2 23.0 23.6 22.5
Maryland 18 22.3 22.0 22.3 22.4 21.8
Massachusetts 21 24.0 24.0 24.3 24.2 23.1
Michigan 100 19.7 18.9 19.7 19.7 19.9
Minnesota 70 22.9 22.3 22.9 23.2 22.8
Mississippi 96 18.8 18.6 18.3 18.8 18.8
Missouri 69 21.6 21.5 21.0 22.0 21.6
Montana 58 22.0 21.3 21.7 22.7 21.9
Nebraska 73 22.1 21.8 21.6 22.4 22.0
Nevada 30 21.5 20.8 21.5 22.0 21.3
New Hampshire 17 23.7 23.6 23.5 24.1 22.9
New Jersey 17 23.2 23.1 23.6 23.2 22.4
New Mexico 66 20.1 19.3 19.7 20.5 20.2
New York 27 23.3 22.7 23.6 23.3 23.1
North Carolina 16 21.9 21.1 22.3 22.2 21.6
North Dakota 81 21.5 20.7 21.4 21.7 21.6
Ohio 66 21.8 21.2 21.5 22.1 21.8
Oklahoma 73 20.7 20.4 19.9 21.2 20.6
Oregon 34 21.5 20.5 21.5 22.0 21.3
Pennsylvania 17 21.9 21.3 22.1 22.1 21.4
Rhode Island 11 22.8 22.8 22.4 23.3 22.0
South Carolina 52 20.0 19.2 20.1 20.0 20.0
South Dakota 79 21.8 21.1 21.6 22.0 21.9
Tennessee 100 19.6 19.4 19.0 19.9 19.6
Texas 33 20.8 19.7 21.4 20.8 20.9
Utah 71 21.8 21.4 21.1 22.5 21.7
Vermont 26 23.2 22.8 22.8 23.7 22.8
Virginia 22 22.3 22.0 22.1 22.5 21.9
Washington 19 23.0 22.6 23.1 23.5 22.5
West Virginia 64 20.7 20.7 19.6 21.3 20.6
Wisconsin 69 22.1 21.5 22.0 22.3 22.2
Wyoming 100 20.0 19.0 19.8 20.4 20.1

In spring 2009, all public high school eleventh graders in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wyoming were tested with the ACT as required by each state. Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, and Wyoming students who met ACT's 2010 graduating class criteria are included in the 2010 graduating class average score results. Consistent with ACT's reporting policies, graduating class test results are reported only for students tested under standard time conditions.