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Forsyth County Schools SAT Score Up 6 Points

For the first time in the school's history, Lambert High School leads the district with the highest score of 1609.

SAT scores for students in the Class of 2012 attending Forsyth County Schools (FCS) are higher than the national and state averages for 2012, according to results released this week by the school system.

The Class of 2012 scored averages of 524 in reading, 532 in math (up three points), and 512 in writing (up three points) for an average composite score of 1568, a score that is up by six points in 2012 over 2011.

The national average composite score for 2012 is 1498, a two point decrease from 2011, and the Georgia composite average for 2012 is 1452.

The average test results for 2011 were 524 in reading, 529 in math and 509 in writing for an average composite score of 1562.

The school system also tested 103 additional students, bringing the total test takers up to 1,671 in 2012.

“We are pleased that school-level SAT scores continue to be above the state and national averages,” said Superintendent L.C. (Buster) Evans.

“Our district average and number of test takers also increased this year. However, there is always room for improvement. Student performance on the SAT opens doors for our graduates. We will continue our SAT 2400 Challenge to ensure we remain focused on preparing our students to do their best on this national assessment.”

Below are the most recent 2012 SAT Scores:

Site

Students Tested

Critical Reading

Math

Total

Reading and Math

Writing

Total Reading, Math, and Writing

Forsyth Central HS

213

513

512

1025

493

1518

Lambert HS

457

532

551

1083

526

1609

North Forsyth HS

311

514

509

1023

495

1518

South Forsyth HS

291

535

546

1081

525

1606

West Forsyth HS

370

524

532

1056

511

1567

Forsyth County Schools

1671

524

532

1056

512

1568

Georgia

 

62,308

488

489

977

475

1452

Nation

 

1,284,459

496

514

1010

488

1498

Meanwhile, Lambert High School increased 15 points above last year’s scores, and also led the district with the highest score, 1609, from the five high schools.

Due to the schools achievement, Lambert will be awarded the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence for Greatest Gains and the 2400 Challenge Cup for Highest Overall Score in the county.

“Attaining the 2400 Challenge Cups is a milestone that we will hold in honor as it represents thousands of tireless hours,” stated Lambert HS Principal Gary Davison. “These awards validate the exceptional work of students, staff and parents toward the goal of higher achievement. I am proud of all of the Lambert students and proud to call myself a Longhorn!”

Lambert HS is a first-time recipient of these two honors. Prior to this year, South Forsyth HS was a three-time recipient of the 2400 Challenge Cup.

Both awards will be presented to Lambert HS at the “100 Best Communities for Young People” reception on October 18.

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