Bryan County’s SAT scores were in the top 15 percent in the state, according to data released by the College Board’s annual SAT report for 2007.
“We’re proud of what we did, and even though we’re very proud of how the high school students scored, this is a measure of K-12, of everything a child had learned,” said Bryan County School Superintendent Dr. Sallie Brewer.
Bryan County High School had 49 test takers last year, scoring an average of 450 in critical reading, 462 in math and 443 in writing, giving them an average total score of 1355.
Richmond Hill High School had 216 test takers, scoring an average of 510 in critical reading, 518 in math and 491 in writing, giving them an average total score of 1519. T
he College Board, who administers the SAT, released their annual report on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The report found Georgia’s average SAT score was 1,472, which was actually a five point drop from 2006. However, the nation’s average score also dropped – seven points to be exact – to 1,511. Georgia’s rank is still holding at 46th in the nation for two years running.
More than 59,500 Georgia seniors, or 69 percent, took the SAT this year, which was the thirteenth highest participation rate in the nation. This was an increase of more than two percent from last year, making Georgia one of the 24 states in the nation that had over 48 percent of its seniors taking the 2007 SAT.
“Georgia's high school seniors kept pace with the nation on the SAT last year, which is good news,” said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox in a Georgia Department of Education press release Tuesday. “Of course, we won't be satisfied until Georgia is a leader in SAT performance,” she said.