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75% of Juniors at Newton County High School Improve Their ACT® English Scores

Several Newton County High School Juniors were recognized for their ACT results. Back row, L to R: Cameron Gressett, Krystyn Dykes, John Graham, and Jacob Duncan. Front row, L to R: Marilyn Marin-Martinez, Makenzie Sessions, and Paetyn Johnson.

DECATUR, Miss., June 2, 2021 ( - Newton County High School has a mission of pursuing perfection by providing a challenging education, as well as developmental guidance for their students. A prime example of this guidance was displayed in the recently announced ACT® exam score improvements for their junior students utilizing the Jumpstart Complete English ACT prep review to prepare for the state-administered February 2021 ACT® exam (American College Testing), 75% of the students with a prior English ACT® score improved an average of 3.48 points above their best prior attempt. Furthermore, 67% of the students improved their overall composite score by an outstanding average of 3.28 points. The program was provided by a 2020 legislative grant administered through the Mississippi Department of Education.

Newton County High School's Principal, Dawn Hollingsworth, shared, "We are immensely proud of the results that our students achieved after preparing with Jumpstart Test Prep. An average increase of 3.48 points for 75% of those with a prior score in English is remarkable! We look forward to implementing Jumpstart's Complete ACT Prep during 

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