Clayton County’s average SAT score rose in 2018.
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Clayton County Public Schools SAT scores rise in 2018

Clayton County Public Schools’ class of 2018 scored two points higher on average than the class of 2017, according to new data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

The district’s average SAT score rose slightly to 962 from 2017’s average of 960. The county’s average English, reading and writing score dipped three points to 495 and the average math score rose two points to 467, the department said.

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Clayton County lagged behind the state average of 1054, but one high school in the county surpassed that. Elite Scholars Academy, a charter school in Jonesboro, had an average score of 1060.

Five of the county’s 11 high schools improved their average scores. Morrow High School had the largest improvement, with a 50-point jump to an average of 1025, followed by Riverdale High School, improving by 39 points to an average of 948. Mount Zion High School went up by 35 points to 943, M.E. Stilwell School of the Arts improved by 11 points to an average of 1034, and Mundy’s Mill High School improved by six poings to an average of 924. 

Six high schools’ averages dropped. Forest Park High School had the largest drop, falling 24 points to an average of 944. 

While maintaining the highest average in the county, Elite Scholars Academy’s 1060 average was down 23 points from 2017. North Clayton and Lovejoy both dropped by 18 points, to 929 and 952, respectively, and Jonesboro High School dropped by four points to an average score of 939. Drew High School dropped six points to 952.

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