Lindbergh High’s ACT average a winner

Lindbergh High School can boast a winner in announcing that the 2007 ACT average is the highest in the school’s history.

“The Lindbergh graduating class of 2007 produced the highest ACT scores ever,” Chuck Triplett, director of curriculum and student programs, stated in a news release. “Lindbergh students set these marks in all four subject areas of the test as well as with the composite score of 23.2. The state composite score was 21.6 and the national composite score was 21.2.

“The marks are even more impressive when you consider that more than 77 percent of Lindbergh graduates took the exam, compared to the national average of about 40 percent. Also, Elliot Kohl, Lindbergh High School senior, recently earned a perfect score of 36 on the test. Our students continue to challenge themselves with rigorous courses and our teachers provide the instruction and support necessary for students to be successful,” he added.

Lindbergh’s ACT composite average was 22.9 last year. Lindbergh students boasted an increase of 0.3, and according to officials at the independent, non-profit ACT organization, a nationwide increase of 0.2 is considered important.

“Our ACT score is outstanding,” Lindbergh High School Principal Ron Helms stated in the release. “Raising our score above 23 requires an outstanding effort by students, teachers and parents.

“Congratulations to the entire Lindbergh learning community. Lindbergh’s 23.2 composite means that we are serving our students, and they are ready to face the academic rigors that lie ahead of them in college,” Helms added.

Superintendent Jim Sandfort stated, “This is a great achievement for Lindbergh High School students and staff. The im-provement in the ACT composite score is a positive reflection on the overall academic program at the high school.”