N.C. County's SAT Average Rises, Despite Decline at 3 Schools

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cleveland County’s overall SAT score improved last school year, but it still trailed the state and national averages.

The county’s composite score improved by three points in 2011-12 testing as the statewide and national averages both dropped several points. Average SAT scores dropped at Burns, Kings Mountain and Crest high schools. Shelby’s score improved 29 points.

Cleveland Early College High School posted a composite school score for the first time – the highest in the county at 1515.

“The Early College score was a big positive for us this year,” said Cleveland County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bruce Boyles. “We had some real bright spots. Shelby High School increased across the board, and I’m pleased that as a district we’re moving in a direction of increase while the state and nation are declining.”

The highest possible score on the SAT is 2400, with math, critical reasoning and writing comprising 800 points apiece.

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