Davie Students Again Score Well On SAT
Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2012
By Beth Cassidy
Davie students posted the highest SAT scores of any students in surrounding counties, also outscoring students across the state and nation.
Scores also rose 10 points from the previous year, and the number of students increased from 199 to 235 test takers, or 61.8 percent. Those numbers include Davie High and the Early College.
The SAT is made up of three parts, math, critical reading, and writing. It is considered as an admission criteria by colleges and universities. Students generally take the test in their junior year. The highest possible score is 2400, 800 points for each section.
Students at Davie High scored 1528 on all three sections and 1040 on math and critical reading, with 200 test takers, or 59.2 percent of the junior class. Scores on math, reading, and writing were 532, 508, and 486.
Students at the Early College scored 1540 on all three sections and 1045 on math and critical reading. There were 35 test takers there, or 87.5 percent of the junior class. Scores on math, reading, and writing were 522, 523, and 495.
Last year, Davie scores were also highest in the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium, made up of 15 districts, but this year, Mt. Airy City schools took that honor, with scores of 1545 and 1056.
Statewide, scores were 1469 and 997; in the nation, scores were 1498 and 1010, all the lowest in the past three years.
Superintendent Dr. Darrin Hartness is pleased. “These SAT scores are a result of …