Jefferson High School students surpassed state and national SAT scores in 2011, according to data released last week by the Georgia Department of Education.
The school posted its highest SAT average score in three years — bucking a state and national trend of lower scores compared to 2010.
JHS students in 2011 posted an average score of 1,617 on the SAT — a college entrance exam that is developed, administered and scored by the College Board.
Among public school students in 2011, the state average was 1,431 and the national average 1,483 — both of which dropped from the 2010 scores on the SAT.
In 2010, JHS students had an average score of 1,566 on the SAT and 1,532 in 2009.
Jackson County Comprehensive High School also outpaced the state average with a score of 1,441 on the SAT in 2011 — although the school’s scores dropped from 1,525 in 2010, when it did better than the state and national average scores.
East Jackson Comprehensive High School’s SAT average rose slightly — from 1,402 last year to 1,416 this year. That was below both the state and national averages.
Commerce High School posted the lowest SAT average scores among schools in Jackson County. That school had an average SAT score of 1,345 in 2011 — compared to 1,396 in 2010.
For the full story, see the Sept. 21 issue of The Jackson Herald.
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