Floyd County School’s (FCS) Class of 2020 outscored State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released this week by the College Board.
The FCS Class of 2020 earned an average total score of 1069 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam, which exceeds the National public school average by 39 points and the State by 26 points.
“This speaks highly to the quality education we’re providing here in FCS,” stated FCS interim superintendent Dr. Glenn White. “I’m extremely proud of the Class of 2020 and the community effort from our families and high school faculties working together for the benefit of our students and their futures.”
The SAT, the most commonly recognized measure of achievement for high school students, measures critical reading and mathematics abilities. It includes two 800-point sections: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (ERW) and Mathematics, with a possible total score of 1600; a third section, a writing exam, is optional.
All FCS high schools topped National, 1030 (ERW 520, M 510); and State, 1043 (ERW 532, M 511); averages on the exam. Their scores are: Model HS, 1085 (ERW 550, M 535) – the highest average in FCS; Pepperell HS, 1082 (ERW 557, M 525); Coosa HS, 1051 (ERW 545, M 506); and Armuchee HS, 1050 (ERW 543, M 507).
The FCS Class of 2020 average ERW score is 548, and the Math is 521; 25% of the senior class took the SAT exam. Historically, most FCS seniors choose to take the ACT, a different college entrance exam, and some students take both; ACT scores are expected to be released next month.