Gwinnett County Public School students have topped the state and national averages on all sections of the SAT test for 2012.
According to a press release from the Gwinnett School System, students at Norcross High School scored an average of 1511 on the test, 501 in reading, 519 in Math and 491 in writing. Possible scores range from 200 to 800 on each section with a highest possible composite score of 2400.
National SAT scores dipped, however state and local averages continued to improve. Test participation in Gwinnett County Public Schools has continued to increase along with test scores.
In a press release from the school system CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks stated, “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.
"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.”
Below are some of the stats for the Gwinnett 2012 SAT:
- Gwinnett’s average composite score on the SAT is 1518, a combination of the average critical reading score of 503, the average math score of 522 and the average writing score of 493.
- Gwinnett’s total SAT average is 20 points higher than the national average of 1498
- Gwinnett’s average is 66 points above the Georgia average of 1452
- GCPS has a 23.4 percent increase in SAT participation over the last two years.