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

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

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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