Monday, September 30, 2013

District SAT Scores Increase for 2012-13

The scores are in and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) high schools have raised the bar yet again. Among the public, non-charter and non-magnet schools, Chapel Hill High and East Chapel Hill High ranked first and second in the state with combined scores of 1,797 and 1,783 respectively. Carrboro High students averaged a very respectable combined score of 1,683, which ranked them fifth in the state. The district’s average score is 1,770, which is a four-point increase over last year and represents a 20-point increase in the last two years.

As a point of reference, North Carolina seniors in 2013 had an average combined SAT score of 1,479, which is a 10-point increase from the previous year, according to The College Board's annual SAT report released this morning. The national average combined score remained the same at 1,498.

“We recognize that this accomplishment reflects the culmination of the hard work that begins in kindergarten and continues through high school,” said Dr. Magda Parvey, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services. “As a district, we continue to strive towards instructional excellence with a goal of meeting the needs of every student to reach their full academic potential.” 

It is significant to note that the CHCCS participation rate was 86 percent, compared to 62 percent in North Carolina and 50 percent throughout the United States. 

The College Board also released summary results for the state's Advanced Placement (AP) program. North Carolina public school students once again shined, showing a 5.8 percent increase in the number of test takers, a 6.2 percent increase in the number of exams taken and a 6.7 percent increase in the number of scores in the 3-5 range. 

CHCCS students showed increases in all three areas as well, including a 7.7 percent increase in the number of students taking AP exams, a 7.9 percent increase in the number of tests taken, and a 6.7 percent increase in the number of scores in the 3-5 range.

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Chapel Hill High 1,797
East Chapel Hill High 1,783
Carrboro High 1,683
District 1,770
State 1,479

Nation 1,498

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