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Georgia’s SAT scores up but still below national average

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Staff writers Nancy Badertscher and Laura Diamond, and database specialist Kelly Guckian contributed to this article.

Rising SAT scores

The average SAT scores of freshmen attending Georgia’s top public colleges have skyrocketed over the past decade as more students apply to college. Here’s how the average math and verbal scores have increased in recent years at research universities:

College … Fall 2012 … Fall 2007 … Fall 2002

Georgia State … 1,107 … 1,084 … 1,066

Georgia Tech … 1,395 … 1,333 … 1,325

University of Georgia … 1,273 … 1,225 … 1,211

Source: Individual colleges, University System of Georgia

NOTE: Perfect score on math and verbal totals 1600. Fall 2012 figures are preliminary.

Top performers 2012 mean SAT scores

Rank / District / High School / Test-takers / Reading / Math / Writing / Total *

1 Gwinnett / Gwinnett School of Mathematics Science and Technology / 103 / 639 / 680 / 622 / 1941

2 Fulton / Northview High School / 496 / 571 / 619 / 579 / 1769

3 Cobb / Walton High School / 628 / 580 / 597 / 566 / 1743

4 Fulton / Johns Creek High School / 408 / 563 / 595 / 571 / 1729

5 Richmond / John S Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School / 93 / 584 / 558 / 579 / 1721

6 Muscogee / Columbus High School / 333 / 564 / 577 / 563 / 1704

7 Fulton / Milton High School / 599 / 556 / 574 / 551 / 1681

8 Fulton / Roswell High School / 448 / 549 / 565 / 563 / 1677

9 Fulton / Chattahoochee High School / 360 / 549 / 576 / 549 / 1674

10 Fulton / Alpharetta High School / 484 / 543 / 565 / 552 / 1660

* Highest possible composite score = 2400

Source: The College Board

Compiled by newsroom database specialist Kelly Guckian

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