Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Greenville County Schools’ Average SAT Score Continues to Increase

Number of students tested is among highest in state

Greenville County Schools’ average score on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) increased in 2013 by seven points, from 1455 to 1462, according to a report from The College Board, the organization that administers the test. The District’s average score has increased nine points over the past two years.

Greenville County’s combined average score includes scores on three sections – critical reading (496), mathematics (492), and writing (474).

The state average composite score for public schools increased by one point from 1422 to 1423, while the national average composite score for public schools fell by three points from 1477 to 1474. The SAT is scored on a 2400-point scale, with a maximum of 800 points for each section.

  • Six GCS high schools scored at or above the national average of 1474 for public schools: Eastside (1554), J.L. Mann (1549), Mauldin (1487), Riverside (1557), Southside (1515), and Wade Hampton (1478).
  • Seven GCS high schools scored above the state average of 1423 for public schools: Eastside (1554), J. L. Mann (1549), Mauldin (1487), Riverside (1557), Southside (1515), Travelers Rest (1428), and Wade Hampton (1478).

Greenville County Schools again outperformed the state and national averages on the American College Test (ACT) with a 2013 average score of 21.8 out of a possible 36 points. This marks the fifth consecutive year that GCS has exceeded the national and state averages on the ACT.


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