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FCS Class of 2021 Outscores National, State SAT Averages

September 18th, 2021 – 6:35 PM

Floyd County Schools –

Floyd County Schools’ (FCS) Class of 2021 outscored State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released this week by the College Board.

The FCS Class of 2021 earned an average total score of 1079 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam, which exceeds the National public school average by 19 points and the State by two points.

“This speaks highly to the quality education we’re providing here in FCS,” stated FCS superintendent Dr. Glenn White. “I’m extremely proud of the Class of 2021 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 (M), with a possible total score of 1600; a third section, a writing exam, is optional.

All FCS high schools topped National, 1060 (ERW 533, M 528); and State, 1077 (ERW 546, M 532); averages on the exam. Their scores are: Model HS, 1093 (ERW 561, M 531) – the highest average in FCS; Pepperell HS, 1089 (ERW 560, M 529); and Armuchee HS, 1057 (ERW 535, M 522). Coosa High School did not have a cohort of more than 15 test-takers in the graduating class to get a College Board mean score.

The FCS Class of 2021 average ERW score is 552, and the Math is 526; 20% 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.