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Paulding drops 17 points on SAT scores between 2012, 2013
by Adam Elrod
aelrod@neighbornewspapers.com
October 04, 2013 10:43 AM | 1841 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Paulding County School District students' SAT scores dropped 17 points between 2012 and 2013.

Paulding’s 2013 systemwide composite score was 1354, down from last year’s 1371. A total of 1,197 county students took the test.

The SAT is a standardized exam many colleges and universities use to determine who they will admit as students.

The 2013 statewide average score was 1452 and the national average was 1498. No school in the Paulding system scored above the state average.

The school district’s 1354 score included 459 in reading, 456 in math and 439 in writing, according to information from the Georgia Department of Education.

North Paulding High School led the pack with its 475 test-takers averaging a 1404. Scores included 475 in reading, 470 in math and 459 in writing.

East Paulding High School came in just above the district average with a 1356. The 243 test-takers’ average in each subject was reading 458, math 460 and writing 438.

Hiram High School had 227 students score a mean of 1345, which included a 456 in reading, a 454 in math and a 435 in writing.

Paulding County High School scored a 1340. The 159 test-takers from the school averaged a 456 in reading, a 448 in math and a 436 in writing.

South Paulding High School scored the lowest of the five high schools with a 1317, which included reading at 449, math at 444 and writing at 424. A total of 287 students took the SAT at South.

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