By John Schaffner

Riverwood International Charter School ranked 18th in highest average SAT scores among Georgia’s high schools and Fulton County continued its dominance of the state with six in the top 25 high schools.

Among metro Atlanta high schools, Riverwood’s average score of 1640 ranked ninth highest in SAT scores.

DeKalb County’s Chamblee High School ranked eleventh among metro Atlanta high schools with the highest average SAT score (1628). Cross Keys High School in Brookhaven recorded the highest increase in its average SAT scores among DeKalb County high schools from 2009-2010 and increase of 47 points, according to data on the DeKalb County Schools web site.

Among metro Atlanta high schools, North Atlanta High School, which is in the Atlanta Public Schools system, recorded the fifth highest increase in its average SAT scores from 2009-2010, and increase of 67 points.

“I’m pleased to see that our high school students repeatedly do well on the SAT. Six of our schools are the highest-scoring in the state, the most of any school system,” said Superintendent Cindy Loe. “Fulton’s high SAT scores show that our teachers are preparing students for the rigors of college and for life beyond high school.”
Fulton’s total score of 1580 is 36 points higher than the state average in reading, 47 points higher in math and 44 points higher in writing – a total of 127 points higher than the state’s overall average. Fulton students also surpassed their national peers by 23 points in reading, 21 points in math and 27 points in writing, for an overall total of 71 points above the national average.

John Schaffner

John Schaffner was founding editor of Reporter Newspapers.