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Gwinnett sees 18 point increase on SAT

Local results continue to top state, national averages

October 25, 2018

     Gwinnett County Public Schools released SAT scores for the Class of 2018, the second class of students to take the revised SAT assessment. The redesigned SAT test prioritizes content that reflects the kind of reading and math students will encounter in college and their future work lives. It focuses on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics. Students also may take an optional essay test, but it is scored separately.
Based on the results of public school students in Georgia and the nation, Gwinnett test-takers topped state and national averages on both sections (Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing and Math) of the test. Gwinnett’s average score of 1102 was 53 points higher than the national average and 48 points higher than the state’s score of 1054.

     Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks says, “Gwinnett County Public Schools' mission is to prepare students to be successful in college and careers. The fact that our students continue to outperform their peers in Georgia and the nation on the SAT indicates that, consistent with that mission, excellent teaching and learning is occurring in our classrooms. As a result, our students fare well on an important component of the college admissions process.”

Gwinnett SAT Highlights

  • Gwinnett’s average composite score on the SAT is 1102, a combination of the average Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing score of 553 and the average Mathematics score of 549. (Possible scores range from 200 to 800 on each section. The highest possible composite score is 1600.) 
  • Gwinnett’s total SAT average is 53 points above the national average of 1049.  
  • Gwinnett’s average is 48 points above the Georgia average of 1054.
  • In Gwinnett, 8,891 students participated in this past year’s test which is a 12% increase from 2017. 
  • The SAT scores for 15 GCPS schools increased, with scores for seven high schools increasing by 20 or more points.

     Individual school results and system results are found below. Individual school averages can be greatly affected by the unique characteristics of each year’s test takers. Students can improve their SAT scores by doing well in rigorous courses, reading challenging books and articles, and writing concise essays that include compelling details to support a persuasive argument. 

Gwinnett County Public Schools
SAT Graduating Class Cohort Scores

 

2017

2018

 

ERW

Math

Total

ERW

Math

Total

Archer

547

532

1079

546

532

1077

Berkmar

515

507

1022

510

508

1018

Brookwood

568

567

1135

576

578

1154

Central Gwinnett

512

505

1018

512

503

1014

Collins Hill

556

557

1114

553

553

1107

Dacula

544

535

1079

553

544

1097

Discovery

497

488

985

507

501

1008

Duluth

544

553

1097

556

561

1118

Grayson

544

529

1073

549

539

1088

GOC

575

530

1104

592

564

1156

GSMST

653

662

1315

669

694

1364

Lanier

550

533

1084

552

542

1093

Meadowcreek

489

483

972

498

485

983

Mill Creek

568

563

1131

575

572

1148

Mountain View

554

549

1103

560

559

1118

Norcross

523

515

1039

542

544

1086

North Gwinnett

581

588

1168

595

605

1200

Parkview

551

557

1108

575

574

1150

Peachtree Ridge

563

552

1115

564

562

1126

Shiloh

510

498

1009

513

496

1009

South Gwinnett

510

490

1000

508

487

995

GCPS

545

539

1084

553

549

1102

Georgia: All Students

535

515

1050

542

522

1064

Georgia: Public School Students

 

 

 

537

517

1054

Nation: All Students

533

527

1060

536

531

1068

Nation: Public School Students

 

 

 

529

520

1049

 

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