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BHS students soar on SAT, ACT performance


Bandera High School students who took the SAT and ACT college entrance tests last year exceeded the state and national average scores posted for 2015 in all but one subject area.
Bandera High School exceeded the state and national averages in the critical reading subtest and the math subtest of the SAT. In the SAT writing subtest, Bandera exceeded the state average and was just below the national average by only a few points. Bandera High students exceeded the state and national averages on all subtests of the ACT exam.
Bandera's average ACT score has climbed over a full point on the test's composite score since 2013 from 20.9 to 22. On the SAT test, the average student composite score has risen 26 points since 2013.
"I am so very proud of how well our students are doing on these important measures of college readiness. The SAT and the ACT are the real measures of how prepared our students are to succeed in college," said BISD Superintendent Regina Howell.
More students across the state of Texas are taking college entrance tests. Nearly 15,000 more students took college entrance tests this year than the year before.