2021 Test Scores At The Vanguard School
Conducting regular tests and assessments in schools is a sure way to measure the students’ progress and determine areas that need improvement. School administrators store this data and can use it to show its average performance in a specified period.
Parents with children in a particular school or those planning to register their children can also use this historical data to gauge that school’s performance and overall success rate.
The Vanguard School considers standardized test scores a great way to showcase the school’s consistency in quality education and gauge student success rate. This report compiles test scores from U.S. News and World Report, Great Schools, Niche, and the Department of Education to show how The Vanguard School ranks against other schools in the district and the state.
U.S. News and World Report Testing Profile
According to U.S. News and World Report, The Vanguard School tops the list of Best High Schools as #1 in Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area High Schools and #7 out of all 368 Colorado High Schools. In other rankings, The Vanguard School ranked #306 out of 17,857 high schools, #137 in STEM high schools, and #72 in charter high schools nationally.
U.S. News and World Report gives schools a math and reading proficiency percent, state rank, and national rank based on the aggregated scores achieved by the school’s students on state assessments that the students may be required to pass in order to graduate. Currently, U.S. News and World Report reports a math proficiency of 87% and a reading proficiency of 97%. In comparison, the state’s math proficiency level is currently 40% and the state’s reading proficiency level is currently 60%
Vanguard’s math and reading proficiency levels are ranked #4 in the state and #170 nationally.
The Vanguard School offered 13 AP Courses during the 2020-2021 school year, and 55% of all high school students took at least one AP exam. The exam pass rate (scoring a 3 or higher) was 90%.
The AP Exam results are crucial in determining the students’ readiness for college-level coursework. Therefore, students who passed AP exams are granted credit and placement in college.
The AP and College Preparation courses at The Vanguard School aim at giving the students an outlook of what the courses look like in college and how they might align with their future. Of all the students that enrolled, most chose math and science-related courses.
The Vanguard School does not offer IB programs.
ACT & SAT Test Scores
The average ACT composite score for The Vanguard School was 29 out of 36 for the 2020-2021 school year. The averages for each subject were as follows (out of 36):
Math – 28
Science – 27
Reading – 29
English – 30
The average SAT composite score for the 2020-2021 school year was 1310 out of 1600. The averages for the subjects were as follows (out of 800):
Math – 650
Verbal – 650
The Vanguard School’s students not only scored far above and outdid their 2019-2020 performance (27 on ACT and 1218 on SAT), but also outperformed both the district and state averages by a wide margin.
The Vanguard School is ranked #44 in the state and #3,486 nationally among schools with high graduation rates. For the 2020-2021 school year, The Vanguard School recorded a graduation rate of 97%.
High school students can take AP exams and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level coursework. The Vanguard School does not offer IB programs. However, The Vanguard School’s national percentile on college-level exams is currently 94.5% based on AP exam scores alone.
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Test Scores offer irrefutable proof of a school’s capabilities. Test scores can tell you how much your child will benefit from the school and the future they can look forward to having. At The Vanguard School, our teachers and students are committed to success, and our ever-improving standardized test scores are a testament to their hard work and dedication.