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The SAT is a national test and Student's SAT score, in addition to high school transcripts and other information, are used by colleges and universities to make informed decisions about students' readiness for college-level work.


The SAT focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readiness and success. There are three components: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (comprised of a Reading Test and a Writing and Language Test), Math, and Essay (optional). The total scale score ranges from 400-1600.


The chart shows the combined average scores on the SAT critical reading and SAS mathematics. Scores from the writing portion of the SAT are not included in these percentages.

Community Focus Areas:
  • Expanding and supporting the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program at the three comprehensive high schools (Beddingfield, Fike, and Hunt) and all six middle schools to support the college preparation and application process for first-generation college students

  • Expanding the programming for College Matters (a community-wide college preparation/awareness event) to provide educational material and assistance for students and parents

  • Providing grade-level family nights at each local high school to provide information sessions and support for all high school students and parents to learn about the college application process

  • Utilizing the resources of a UNC grant to provide a college counselor in two local high schools

Note: Information for the 2019/2020 academic year is unavailable due to COVID-19 

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Note: Data is measured annually.

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