Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015
SAT scores for Greenville County Schools students topped the national public school average for the first time in the new era of the college entrance exam.
The 2015 average composite score for all Greenville seniors was 1463 on the SAT’s 2400-point scale, one point higher than the national average of 1462 and 35 points higher than the state average of 1428.
- Six high schools scored at or above the national public school SAT average: Riverside (1557), Eastside (1538), Wade Hampton (1519), Southside (1508), JL Mann (1505), and Mauldin (1479).
- Six Greenville County high schools rank in the top 25% of the state based on SAT average scores.
- Seven schools scored above the state average: Riverside (1557), Eastside (1538), Wade Hampton (1519), Southside (1508), JL Mann (1505), Mauldin (1479), and Blue Ridge (1433).
Greenville County ranks among the top districts in the state in the percentage of students taking the SAT, which is used by colleges to help predict how well a student will perform in their freshman year. The number of test takers increased in 2015 from 2,834 to 2,911.
Dr. Jason McCreary, Director of Accountability and Quality Assurance for Greenville County Schools, said he is encouraged that Greenville County students are exceeding the scores of their peers across the state and the nation.
Earlier this year, Greenville County Schools announced that its students outperformed the national and state averages on the American College Test (ACT) with an average score of 21.9 out of a possible 36 points.