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VHS Tops in SAT Scores
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 10--  Vidalia High School ranks 26th among school systems in the state in the latest round of Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT).

Indian test-takers in the Class of 2015 compiled a total average score of 1,455 out of a possible 2,400 points on the test which includes reading, math and writing.

There are only 25 high schools in the state which did better according to Principal John Sharpe.

"We were the third ranked school below Interstate 20.  Most of the schools which are scoring higher than us are in the affluent metro Atlanta area and our students and teachers can take a lot of pride in their hard work," Sharpe said.

Vidalia's Advanced Placement (AP) students did even better with a average score of 1,638, nearly 200 points higher than other Vidalia students.

"We are extremely proud of the students who take AP classes and it shows that students have an opportunity to get an education that will prepare them for any university if they will come in and apply themselves," he said.

The last class to break the 1,450 mark at Vidalia High School was the Class of 2011 with a average score of 1,461.  

Sharpe says it makes a big difference when you have a group of smart students in a class. 
"We're continuing to do everything we can as far as instruction to improve our test scores, but it does help when we have good students.  The Class of 2015 had some good students and we're reaping the benefit of their scores.  Hopefully, that will encourage the other grades to do everything they can to excel as well," he said.

AREA SCHOOL SAT RANKINGS

 

School Students Tested Reading Math Writing Total
Vidalia High School            85 493 492 470 1455
Mont Co HS            19 476 433 460 1369
Jeff Davis HS            78 459 462 446 1367
Appling Co HS           109 462 442 446 1350
Wheeler Co HS            30 448 463 439 1350
Toombs Co HS            60 457 441 435 1333
Tattnall Co HS            99 452 436 432 1320
Metter High School            48 448 432 436 1316
Treutlen HS            40 440 447 416 1303
Swainsboro/ECI           142 428 428 405

1261

 

The average total score for Georgia is 1450 and the national average score is 1490.

(contributed by Vidalia Communications)

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