Floyd County continues trend of SAT success
Floyd County continues trend of SAT success
Posted on 09/27/2017
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SAT scores for students in Floyd County Schools (FCS) were well above the state and national average on the new SAT in a report released this week by the College Board.  As a system, FCS posted a total score of 1109 and is once again above the state average of 1040 and the national average of 1044. It is important to note that the new version of the SAT is a redesigned test with a different scoring system and does not include a Writing Mean Score or Critical Reading Score, but an evidence-based reading and writing mean score.


FCS students achieved an evidence-based reading and writing score of 566 and a math score of 542. Floyd County outdistanced the state on each section of the test. The state average scored 530 on evidence-based reading and writing and 510 on the math section. FCS  also topped the national average scores of 527 on evidence-based reading and writing and 517 in math.


Pepperell High had the highest score in the system among Floyd County high schools with a score of 1129.  The Model score was also one of the highest scores in the area with a total score of 1118. All four Floyd County high schools surpassed the state and national average.    


In posting the highest score in the school system, Pepperell High students achieved scores of 587 evidence-based reading and writing and 542 in math this year.  Model High scored 568 in evidence-based reading and writing and 550 in math. Armuchee High had an overall score of 1103 with a 556 evidence-based reading and 547 math. Coosa High totaled 1084, with 560 in evidence-based reading and writing and 524 in math.   


To achieve consistently high SAT scores, FCS has made a number of academic enhancements over the last thirteen years. The system increased the availability of advanced academic courses and added the Honors Prep advanced academic program.  "One year's scores are important, but looking at our results, consistency is very evident as our students have regularly performed at a high level above the state and national averages over a five-year period," stated Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of FCS. "Our focus from primary grades through high school is providing challenging academic programs to help our young people maximize their potential and ultimately reach the destination of graduation prepared for the challenges they will face the future."


The SAT is a college entrance exam that is developed, administered and scored by the College Board. The SAT is designed to test the subject matter learned by students in high school and the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college. The test has two sections -- evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics.