SAT Scores Improve

Sep 26, 2013

The SAT Reasoning Test is a recognized college admission test that lets colleges and universities know how well students apply knowledge. It tests knowledge of reading and math. Most students take SAT during their junior or senior year of high school. The SAT was previously called the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the Scholastic Assessment Test.

“Last year our SAT scores significantly decreased," said Bill Nolte, associate superintendent said. "We are pleased, but not satisfied, with the gains we made this year.  We are especially proud of outstanding scores for Haywood Early College.”

SAT scores were recently released for 2012.  The North Carolina average SAT score was 1479.  This was an increase of ten points from the previous year. The US average SAT score was 1498.  This is the same average as the previous year.

Dr. Anne Garrett, superintendent said, “For years our SAT scores were among the top ten in the state.  It is good to see our SAT scores moving in the right direction.  We look forward to being in the top ten again in the near future.”

Pisgah High School’s average overall score was 1432.  This was an increase of twenty-two points over the previous year.  Tuscola High School’s average overall score was 1491.  This is twelve points above the state average and an increase of seventeen points over the previous year.   Haywood Early College had an average SAT score of 1598.  This is 100 points above the U.S average and 121 points above the North Carolina average.  SAT score for all North Carolina Schools can be found online at