Coosa High and Rome High improved on all of their percentages from a year ago, as Coosa made the biggest single jump on the social studies test from 76 percent to 90 percent.
“The true factor is that the kids are working hard,” said Rome High principal Tygar Evans. “The teachers and staff, too. It really starts all the way down at the elementary schools.”
Four sections of the GHSGT are given to high school juniors each spring, English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
The writing test is administered in the fall to give the state more time for grading, said Gayland Cooper, superintendent of Rome City Schools.
All graduating high schoolers have to pass the five subject tests to earn a full high school diploma. They have five chances to retake any of the five exams before the end of their senior year.
See Friday's Rome News-Tribune for complete story and invidual school scores.