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Bryan students lead area in SAT scores
2014 seniors put up combined 1490

The results are out, and seniors in Bryan County Schools scored a combined 1490 on the SAT this year, 45 points higher than the state average.

In all, 366 seniors here took the test in 2014, with a mean score of 509 on reading, 500 on math and 481 on writing. That was the highest in southeast Georgia, according to Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher.

“We’re very proud of our students for continuing to improve their ability to perform on this test, as well as our students that outperformed their peers across the state,” he said.

Most of the local test takers were from Richmond Hill High School, where 313 students posted a mean 514 on reading, 507 on math and 483 in writing – a combined score of 1492. Fifty-three Bryan County High School students took the SAT in 2014, scoring 474, 457 and 471, respectively, for a combined 1402.

The results were released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education, which noted statewide SAT scores dipped slightly to 1445 in 2014, down from last year’s 1452.

A perfect score is 2400.

Nearly 77 percent of Georgia seniors took the test in 2014, the DOE said, and the state typically has one of the higher participation rates in the country. The SAT is supposed to help show whether a student is prepared for college coursework and includes three parts, math, writing and reading. Each are worth 800 points.  

The highest score in the state belonged to Gwinnett School of Mathematics and Science, where 180 test takers posted a score of 1912, according to the DOE. The top scoring school from the Coastal Empire was Savannah Arts Academy, which was ranked No. 8 with a combined score of 1671.

Area scores

By district

Bryan County 1492

Bulloch County 1419

Camden County 1460

Effingham County 1444

Evans County 1269

Glynn County 1420

Liberty County 1369

McIntosh County 1282

Savannah Chatham 1372

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