More APS students took SAT, Grady High posts top score in district

Grady High School students scored the highest on the SAT of all Atlanta high schools. JASON GETZ/SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Grady High School students scored the highest on the SAT of all Atlanta high schools. JASON GETZ/SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Credit: Jason Getz

Credit: Jason Getz

More Atlanta students in the class of 2018 took the SAT test, but the district’s scores still lag behind the state.

The Georgia Department of Education released the latest scores for the college-entrance exam Thursday.

The total mean score for Atlanta Public Schools students was 997, up from 992 for the class of 2017. Georgia's public school students in the class of 2018 posted a total score of 1054.

There were 253 more test-takers in the APS class of 2018 than the class before. The state reported that 1,382 Atlanta students from the 2018 graduating class took the exam.

They scored 512 on reading and writing and 485 on math. A perfect score on those two parts of the test is a 1600.

Grady High School topped all Atlanta high schools with a total mean score of 1128, according to results released by the state.

The total mean SAT scores for Atlanta high schools are:

The B.E.S.T Academy: 892

Booker T. Washington High School: 901

Carver Early College: 1020

Carver High School: 916

Charles R. Drew Charter School: 1058

Coretta Scott King Young Women Leadership Academy: 942

Douglass High School: 914

Grady High School: 1128

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School: 955

Benjamin E. Mays High School: 947

North Atlanta High School: 1085

South Atlanta High School: 888

Therrell High School: 922

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