Schools Post Increases in SAT Scores

Three South Cobb high schools posted double digit increase in SAT scores over last year.

South Cobb High School scores were up by 32 points at 1320 and Pebblebrook scores increased by 12 points to 1286.

Campbell High School posted a double digit increase in SAT scores over last year.

Campbell’s SAT score of 1454 was up 42 points over last year’s 1412.

SAT scores for the Cobb County School District increased by four points and remain well above the averages for both the state and nation. The CCSD class of 2016 posted an average score of 1520, which is 61 points higher than the state average and 36 points higher than the national average.

“For the third straight year our students have continued to make gains in the overall SAT score for the district,” said Cobb County School District Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. “Our continued success is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team.”

“Our counselors, teachers and administrators communicate frequently about SAT preparation through individual advisement conferences, parent/student meetings, and classroom lessons,” said Campbell High School Dr. Principal Jeanne Walker “Multiple opportunities to prepare for the SAT are provided by our classroom teachers, our PTA, Project 2400, and independent tutoring programs.”

“South Cobb High School is thrilled with regard to the progress that has been made on the SAT,” said Principal Clint Terza. “Our school continues to place an emphasis on infusing literacy into all aspects of the instructional day. It is quite impressive to be surrounded by and amazing team that works together to support our students academically and socially.”

Campbell, Pebblebrook and South Cobb are among six Cobb school district high schools that scored double-digit increases. Others include: Kennesaw Mountain (up 22 points), Wheeler (up 18 points), and Harrison (up 11 points). Ten of the district’s high schools had scores above the state average of 1459. Those schools include Walton (1730), Lassiter (1654), Pope (1649), and Wheeler (1635).

The College Board redesigned the SAT in March of 2016. Scores from the new SAT are not included in these scores.

From the October 2016 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.