students' composite ACT score fell from last year, though the school saw the highest percentage of students take the test since the late 1990s.
Oak Creek students posted a composite score of 21.7 in the 2011-12 school year. That score is down from the 22.1 posted the year before.
However, the 65.3 percent of OCHS students who completed the ACT marks the school's highest percentage since 1997-98, when enrollment was nearly half of what it is now.
Those figures were part of the ACT results released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Instruction. DPI officials touted Wisconsin's No. 2 national ranking, though the statewide composite score was also the lowest since 1996.
"Results on the ACT show strong statewide achievement and that vast majority of students are taking a college preparatory curriculum," Superintendent Tony Evers said in a news release. "Businesses have told us and research bears out that college ready and career ready both require rigorous high school study.
"These ACT results also show us that we have work to do to make sure every graduate has the college and career readiness skills they will need for success in the workforce or further education.”
Oak Creek's composite score was behind the state average of 22, though it beat the national score of 21.1.
A full breakdown of Oak Creek High School's results can be found on the DPI's website.