Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2018 outscored the previous class, topped State and National averages and ranked second among metro Atlanta counties on the SAT, according to results released today by the College Board!
The CCSD Class of 2018 earned an average total score of 1122, an increase from last year’s 1121, on the curriculum-based, college entrance and placement exam – the most commonly recognized measure of achievement for high school students. The score exceeds the National public school average by 73 points and the State by 68 points… and ranks CCSD as the ninth highest-performing school district statewide!
“We’re in the business of preparing students for successful lives,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Stellar SAT scores like these show us that our teachers are readying students for the academic challenges of college and equipping them with verbal and math skills critical for climbing the career ladder. We’re so proud of our students for the work they put in every day to rise to these challenges, and their families and our partners who support them.”
The SAT, which was revised in 2016 with newly scaled scores reported in 2017, measures critical reading and mathematics abilities that are related to successful performance in college. It includes two 800-point sections: Evidence Based Reading & Writing (ERW) and Mathematics, with a possible total score of 1600; a third section, a writing exam, is optional. The CCSD average ERW score is 569, and the Math is 553.
All CCSD high schools topped National and State averages on the exam; their scores are: Cherokee, 1115 (568 ERW, 547 Math); Creekview, 1127 (571 ERW, 557 M); Etowah, 1128 (572 ERW, 556 M); River Ridge, 1115 (568 ERW, 547 M); Sequoyah, 1111 (562 ERW, 550 M); and Woodstock, 1134 (573 ERW, 561 M)– the highest average in CCSD. For the first time, Georgia exceeded the National public school average with the Class of 2018 score reports.
CCSD’s individual schools rank in the top 15 percent (from Nos. 40-58) among high school statewide – and all scored within a 2-percent range of each other. As with the ACT results released earlier this month, the individual high school scores’ excellence and similarity illustrates the dedication of students and quality of classroom instruction districtwide, Dr. Hightower said.