DeKalb sees big gains in SAT scores, review shows

DeKalb County students who took the SAT last school year fared far better than they did the prior school year, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of the data.

The 2014-15 mean total score was about 1332, more than 100 points higher than the 2013-14 score of 1228, the analysis found. The College Board, which administers the SAT, released SAT data for the 2014-15 school year to states and school districts Thursday.

The DeKalb School of the Arts had the highest mean total score in the district, 1722. The second best score belonged to Chamblee Charter High School, 1663. Lakeside High had the third best mean total score, 1560, the data showed.

Statewide, the mean total score for Georgia students who took the exam during the 2014-15 school year was 1450, five points better than the total score for the 2013-14 school year, according to the data.

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