CANTON— Average total SAT scores for the Cherokee County School District among its five high schools with a senior class jumped 28 points from 1559 to 1587 for 2011-12 graduates, according to data released by the school district Wednesday.
The district exceeded both the state average of 1452 and the national average of 1498, and every high school in the district saw improvement or remained constant in all three areas of the test: critical reading, mathematics and writing.
Since 2006, when the test was reconfigured to include a writing section, the district averaged has climbed 21 points from 1566 to 1587. The total possible score is 2400.
“The status quo in the Cherokee County School District is continuous improvement and outstanding academic achievement, and these stellar SAT results are clear evidence that we remain on the right track fro ensuring every student reaches his or her potential in our schools and in higher education,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo said in the release.
Both Cherokee and Woodstock high schools reported major leaps in average total scores, with Woodstock reporting at 47-point jump to 1576 and Cherokee with a 38-point increase to 1597 over the previous year’s graduates.
Among the highest SAT scores were Etowah, 1615; Cherokee, 1597; and Creekview, 1593. The lowest scoring schools were Woodstock, 1576 and Sequoyah, 1570.
The school system reported 1,321 students took the SAT during this past school year. The sixth district high school, River Ridge, will have its first senior class in 2013.