Gwinnett SAT scores by school
SAT total scores for 2012 by high school include the following:
—Buford City, 1498
— Archer, 1454
— Berkmar, 1370
— Brookwood, 1614
— Central Gwinnett, 1438
— Collins Hill, 1557
— Dacula, 1509
— Duluth, 1531
— Grayson, 1495
— GSMST, 1941
— Lanier, 1442
— Meadowcreek, 1355
— Mill Creek, 1550
— Mountain View, 1516
— Norcross, 1511
— North Gwinnett, 1595
— Parkview, 1587
— Peachtree Ridge, 1547
— Phoenix, 1251
— Shiloh, 1375
— South Gwinnett, 1339
SUWANEE — Results from the Class of 2012’s Scholastic Aptitude Test showed a seven-point increase over the previous year’s scores in Gwinnett County Public Schools.
In addition, the state’s largest district topped state and national averages on all sections of the assessment including critical reading, math and writing.
“This year’s results are good news for Gwinnett County Public Schools,” said Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. “I am pleased with the progress our schools are making as a whole. We know that SAT scores are a benchmark used by many to assess how well schools are doing and this increase is something we should celebrate.”
Added Wilbanks: “However, we also know there is still work to be done in terms of helping all students achieve at higher levels and we are committed to making that happen.”
The composite score for GCPS on the SAT was 1,518, a combination of the average critical reading score of 503, the average mathematics score of 522 and the average writing score of 493.
At Buford City Schools, students averaged a score of 1498. “I’m extremely proud of our scores,” said Principal Banks Bitterman. “Students and staff have worked incredibly hard.”
In 2011, Buford City posted a combined score of 1570.
The college entrance assessment — which is designed to test subject matter learned by students in high school and the critical thinking skills to succeed in post-secondary institutions — has three sections, each worth 800 points, for a highest possible score of 2,400.
At the state level, Georgia’s senior class also saw an increase of seven points as the nation’s scores decreased by two points, according to the College Board’s 2012 SAT report.
According to a news release from the state department of education, Georgia students scored 1,452 on the SAT. “I’m extremely pleased that SAT scores increased so much this year,” said State School Superintendent John Barge. “We jumped ahead of several states in our overall score, even as we saw our participation rate continue to increase.”
At the state level, increases were seen even as the rate of students taking the test went up by one point to 81 percent, compared to the national average test-taking rate of 31 percent.
Over the past two years, GCPS has seen a 23.4-percent increase in SAT participation. In 2010, there were 6,320 students who took the SAT in Gwinnett. In 2012, Gwinnett had 7,798 test takers — an increase of 1,478 over a two-year period.
In 2011, GCPS had an average of 1511, a 21-point decrease from the 2010 score of 1532. Despite the decrease, the district still topped state and national averages on the assessment.