Atlanta Public Schools students in the graduating class of 2017 scored a total mean score on the SAT of 992.    BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
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Atlanta Public Schools’ SAT scores below state average

Atlanta Public School students who graduated in 2017 posted an SAT total mean score of 992, according to college-entrance exam results released Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education. 

The district’s score breaks down to a score of 510 on the evidence-based reading and writing section and a math score of 482. 

APS scored below the statewide mean score of 535 on reading and writing and 515 on math. 

The state reported that 1,129 APS students in the graduating class of 2017 took the SAT. 

Scores from the 2017 class cannot be compared to their immediate predecessors because the SAT changed the way it scored the college-entrance exam, which along with the ACT is used by many universities to help determine admission. 

Grady, North Atlanta, and Washington high schools as well as Carver Early College were among leaders within Atlanta Public Schools. 

Grady’s total mean score was 1087, North Atlanta was 1062, Washington was 1021, and Carver Early College posted a 1002, according to state-released results.

Gwinnett County SAT results can be found here.

>> Find your school’s scores in our searchable database. Schools with less than 15 test-takers are not included.

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