Officials with the Christian County Public Schools District released results of the state-mandated ACT exam that was taken in March by juniors.
School officials say the results indicates their performance improved in every category from the prior year's testing group.
The district's composite score of 18.2 reflects a .6 gain from the previous year's 17.6, through the school district is behind the state average of 19.2.
Officials say students made a sizable gain in the area of Reading with a score of 18.5, an increase of 1.1 points from the previous year's 17.4.
Students at Christian County High School scored collectively 18.6, which is an increase from 17.2 and Hopkinsville High School score 18.8, up from 18.1 in Reading.
Officials say the testing results showed Christian County High School improved in every tested area, which resulted in an overall composite improvement of 1.1 points, CCHS's composite score is now 18.3 and Hopkinsville High School also improved in Reading and Science, which showed an overall composite improvement of .1, HHS's composite score is now 18.5.
All Kentucky juniors are required to take the ACT in March every year and is designed to measure student's college readiness in the areas of English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.