Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CHCCS Score Above State and Nation on 2014 SAT

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ SAT scores for seniors were once again well above the state and national averages for 2014.

New results released by The College Board show that CHCCS’s combined math and critical reading SAT score for 2014 was 1,183. Nationally, the combined average score on math and critical reading was 1,010, while North Carolina had an average score of 1,006. Including the essay portion, CHCCS's average score was 1,753, compared to the national average of 1,497 and North Carolina’s average of 1,483.

Carrboro High School experienced significant increases in its SAT scores for 2014. The school’s combined average score on math and critical reading rose 42 points this year and the average score, including the essay portion, increased by a total of 53 points.

“While we are pleased that, as a district, our SAT scores are among the highest in the state and well above the national average, we know we still have more work to do,” said Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Dr. Magda Parvey. “We take seriously the importance of SAT scores to our students and families during the college admissions process.”

A total of 710 seniors, or 78.9 percent, took the SAT, compared to 82.5 percent the previous year. Participation rates across North Carolina have been dropping since the state began offering the ACT to high school juniors for free.

For more information regarding the SAT scores and participation rates, click here.

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