SAT Scores Higher Than Ever in Camden

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The National and State Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were just released and Camden County High School continues to establish new records of excellence with the highest composite scores in the schools history. The SAT scores are a composite of Math, Reading and Writing scores on a standardized test administered to all interested juniors and seniors across the United States. These scores are the most widely used tests by colleges and universities to identify students that are academically ready for college. The state of Georgia has historically been behind the national average, but Camden County High School has not only surpassed the state average, but is closing rapidly on national averages as well.
The average reading scores for Camden County High students was 505 out of a possible 800. This score surpassed the state average by 17 points and was 4 points higher than the national average. Since 2006, reading scores have gone up 16 points. In math, CCHS students averaged 505. Although this was slightly lower than the national average it was 15 points higher than the state average. Again, since 2006 the scores have improved by 25 points. Although the average writing score was up 10 points at 473, this is still two points below the state average. Principal, John Tucker stated that students who have challenged themselves with the Advanced Placement Language classes faired far better. “Our students who have taken the AP Language class as juniors have surpassed the state and national scores in writing for three consecutive years. We continue to encourage those students that intend to take the SAT’s and attend a four year university to take advantage of our Advanced Placement classes”.
The combined SAT score for CCHS students this past year was 1483. This score surpassed the state average by 30 points. “We still need to emphasize that our college bound seniors need to take the SAT or the ACT. Our scores indicate a steady improvement in the last five years and we intend to continue these improvements with our emphasis on AP courses and increased academic rigor”, said Tucker. Tucker went on to say “Although we are proud of our improvement over the past few years we will not be content until we set the standard not only for the state but the nation as well.”

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