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Cherokee Earns Highest SAT Average in Metro Atlanta

September 4, 2015

The Cherokee County School District continues to rank in the top 5 school districts in Georgia for average SAT scores, and earned the highest county average in metro Atlanta!

The School District’s Class of 2015 earned an average total score of 1560, which is the fifth-highest score out of 180 school systems in the State of Georgia, according to data released today by the College Board.

The School District’s Class of 2015 graduates topped the National average by 70 points and the State average by 110 points on the curriculum-based, college entrance and placement exam, which is the most commonly recognized measure of achievement for high school students.

All CCSD high schools, with 59% percent of the Class of 2015 participating, scored above the National average and ranked in the top 15% in Georgia on the test, which measures critical reading, mathematics and writing abilities that are related to successful performance in college.

While the School District’s average total score decreased slightly – by less than a quarter of 1% (the National average saw a larger decline), CCSD earned the fourth-highest average Mathematics score and fifth-highest average Critical Reading score in the State.  As different groups of students are being tested, annual fluctuation in scores is anticipated; but CCSD continues to show consistent, extraordinary performance when compared at the National and State levels.

CCSD Principals with their Leadership and Data Management Teams will review individual scores to evaluate instruction and curriculum, analyze intervention strategies and determine new SAT goals.  Counselors also will review these scores to ensure that every student is prepared to achieve the greatest successes on entrance examinations and in higher education.

“The Class of 2015’s success is commendable, especially as its students suffered through the fiscal challenges faced by CCSD and the community as a whole in recent years,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo said.  “Such accomplishments only can be achieved with the strong support of the entire community – students, families, teachers, administrators, business partners, volunteers – and a School Board that makes providing each child a high-quality public education every day its top priority!”

CCSD 2015 SAT Results Chart