Updated with Rome: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

Updated with Rome: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

From the state: For the fourth year in a row, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counterparts in the nation’s public schools on the SAT, recording a mean score of 1077 — 39 points higher than the national average for public-school students.

Georgia’s public-school class of 2021 also recorded significant increases in scores compared to the class of 2020. The mean score for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) rose from 532 in 2020 to 546 in 2021, and the mean for math rose from 511 in 2020 to 531 in 2021, for a total increase of 34 points in the average composite score.

“Despite the fact that part of their high-school education took place against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s class of 2021 did an outstanding job on the SAT — both increasing scores and outperforming their counterparts in the nation’s public schools,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I am extremely proud of these students and these scores are a testament to their hard work, and the hard work of educators in Georgia’s public schools who continue to offer stellar educational opportunities despite the challenges of the last year and a half.”

Thirty-eight percent of Georgia’s class of 2021 took the SAT at some point during high school. This percentage is lower than normal, given the impacts of the pandemic – including the cancellation of some test registrations and closure of some test centers in 2020 – and the temporary waiver of SAT/ACT score requirements for University System of Georgia Admissions.

ACROSS NORTHWEST GEORGIA:

Rome High School students exceeded the state’s average.

The mean SAT score for RHS was 1100. RHS’s mean score for the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) portion of the test was 555 – nine points above Georgia’s average, and their mean for the Math portion was 545 – 14 points above state average. Statement: “These impressive SAT scores prove to be just one area of measured outcomes that reveals the hard work and diligence of RCS students, faculty and staff.”

Floyd County Schools’ (FCS) Class of 2021 outscored State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released this week by the College Board.

The FCS Class of 2021 earned an average total score of 1079 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam, which exceeds the National public school average by 19 points and the State by two points.

“This speaks highly to the quality education we’re providing here in FCS,” stated FCS superintendent Dr. Glenn White. “I’m extremely proud of the Class of 2021 and the community effort from our families and high school faculties working together for the benefit of our students and their futures.”

The SAT, the most commonly recognized measure of achievement for high school students, measures critical reading and mathematics abilities. It includes two 800-point sections: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (ERW) and Mathematics (M), with a possible total score of 1600; a third section, a writing exam, is optional.

All FCS high schools topped National, 1060 (ERW 533, M 528); and State, 1077 (ERW 546, M 532); averages on the exam. Their scores are: Model HS, 1093 (ERW 561, M 531) – the highest average in FCS; Pepperell HS, 1089 (ERW 560, M 529); and Armuchee HS, 1057 (ERW 535, M 522). Coosa High School did not have a cohort of more than 15 test-takers in the graduating class to get a College Board mean score.

The FCS Class of 2021 average ERW score is 552, and the Math is 526; 20% of the senior class took the SAT exam. Historically, most FCS seniors choose to take the ACT, a different college entrance exam, and some students take both; ACT scores are expected to be released next month.

Bartow County Schools:

2021 SAT RESULTS (1)

 

Calhoun City Schools’ Class of 2021 increased average SAT scores by 33 points, according to results released by the College Board.

With the state’s release of SAT scores for FY21, Calhoun City Schools finds itself ranked 48 of 181 school systems in the state as measured by their total mean score of 1067 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam. This score exceeds the national public school average by 29 points. This score reflects a 33-point increase from the prior year for CCS and movement from 59th to 48th in state rankings. The mean math score rose from 499 to 530 with the mean ELA score rising from 535 to 538.

“Firmly above the national average, this supports the work being done by students and teachers in the classroom in the face of a pandemic. Calhoun City Schools is extremely proud of the continued growth being demonstrated by our students and teachers and will continue to strive to push the standard of excellence to higher levels,” stated Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Peter Coombe.

The SAT, the most commonly recognized measure of achievement for high school students, measures critical reading and mathematics abilities.  It includes two 800-point sections: evidence based reading & writing (ERW) and mathematics, with a possible total score of 1600.

Twenty-four percent of the CCS 2021 senior class took the SAT exam, which is an expected decline due to some universities temporarily waiving SAT score requirements and the cancellation of some test dates.  Some students also choose to take the ACT, a different college entrance exam, and some students take both; ACT scores are expected to be released next month.

Superintendent, Dr. Michele Taylor stated, “As our Class of 2021 seniors focused on what mattered most, they met and exceeded our expectations on the SAT’s high academic standards. We are extremely proud of our graduates’ achievements and the dedicated teachers who continue to mold our students into lifelong learners in the pursuit of excellence. With 100% graduation rate, this class finished strong and we could not be more proud.”

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