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CCSD remains near the top of the state, above national average in SAT results

The College Board released the SAT results for the Class of 2020 last week, and once again, Charleston County School District (CCSD) is ahead of the national average. CCSD’s most recent graduating class also ranks third (up from fifth last year and eighth in 2018) in South Carolina, only behind York 4 (Fort Mill) and Pickens County.

Highlights of the results include the following:

  • 71.8 percent of CCSD’s Class of 2020 took the SAT test (compared to the state average of 56 percent).
  • CCSD earned an average of 543 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing (ERW) and 523 in Math for a total composite score of 1065. The state average for the Class of 2020 is 519-499-1019, and the national average is 520-510- 1030.
  • Among the 10 largest districts in South Carolina, CCSD had the highest SAT composite average. CCSD is also the highest-ranking district in the lower part of the state.
  • Academic Magnet High School had the highest SAT composite score among all high schools in South Carolina.
  • Composite scores in seven CCSD schools improved from the year before.
  • More CCSD seniors took the SAT than in previous years, with the percentage of seniors tested increasing by 3.7 percentage points.

 

CCSD High School 2020 SAT Composite Scores

 

 

 

High School

% Seniors Tested

Composite Score

Change from last year

Academic Magnet

97.7%

1368

-18

Baptist Hill

27.7%

892

-1

Burke

53.5%

827

-27

Charleston County SOA

89.1%

1166

+19

Charleston Charter SMS

75.0%

1054

+25

Garrett Academy

13.8%

864

+52 

 

James Island Charter

73.1%

1055

-13

Military Magnet

62.1%

892

+25

North Charleston

23.7%

848

+54

R.B. Stall

61.7%

857

-58

St. John’s

45.8%

889

+38

Wando

84.7%

1131

-2

West Ashley

69.9%

954

+16


For more information, contact the Office of Strategy and Communication at (843) 937-6303.

 

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