Posted: Monday, October 6, 2014

Just below national average of 1471

Greenville County Schools’ average score on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) increased in 2014 by five points, from 1462 to 1467, and came within four points of the national average of 1471. The District’s average score has increased 12 points over the past three years.

Greenville County’s combined average score includes scores on three sections – critical reading (499), mathematics (496), and writing (472).

Greenville County Schools ranks among the highest districts in the state in the percentage of students taking the SAT, with 64% of 12th grade students taking the test in 2014.

The state average composite score for public schools increased by six points from 1423 to 1429, while the national average composite score for public schools fell by three points from 1474 to 1471. The SAT is scored on a 2400-point scale, with a maximum of 800 points for each section.

  • Six GCS schools rank in the top 25% of the state based on SAT average composite scores: Eastside (#30), J.L. Mann (#19), Mauldin (#38), Riverside (#7), Southside (#36), Wade Hampton (#24)
  • Six GCS high schools scored at or above the national average of 1471 for public schools: Eastside (1500), J.L. Mann (1531), Mauldin (1491), Riverside (1587), Southside (1492), and Wade Hampton (1515)

Earlier this year, Greenville County Schools announced that it outperformed the state and national averages on the American College Test (ACT) with a 2014 average score of 22.0 out of a possible 36 points. This marks the sixth consecutive year that GCS has exceeded the national and state averages on the ACT.

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