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Sidney tops national mark on ACT scores


Even with 100 percent of its students taking the ACT, Sidney High School students still scored higher on the test than the national average.

Sidney’s graduating class of 2014 achieved a composite score of 21.5, while the national composite score was 21. The highest possible score on the test is 36. Nationally, only 57 percent of high school students take the test, which serves as the college entrance exam for most schools in the midwest.

Although Sidney scored slightly below the state of Nebraska’s composite score of 21.7, only 86 percent of Nebraska students take the test. Of the 17...

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