These Cobb County schools have the highest SAT scores

Recently released SAT scores for 2015 indicate Georgia students are performing better on critical college entrance exams than previous years.

Georgia’s overall combined mean score is 1450,an increase of 5 points since last year. Despite the increase, the state still lags the national mean score, which was 1490 in 2015, and ranks 44th among U.S. states, according to data released Thursday by the College Board, which administers the SAT. The highest possible score is 2400.

» Click here to see Cobb County's SAT score school rankings for 2016

“These score increases … signal that more students may be prepared for college-level work,” said state school Superintendent Richard Woods in a released statement.

Read more about Georgia's SAT scores.

Here are the Cobb County high schools with the highest average SAT scores:

1. Walton High School, Marietta. 2015 average score: 1692

2. Lassiter High School, Marietta. 2015 average score: 1629

3. Pope High School, Marietta. 2015 average score: 1626

4. Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kennesaw. 2015 average score: 1525

5. Harrison High School, Kennesaw. 2015 average score: 1517

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This story has been updated.