SAT Success Continues for Fulton County Schools Students

  • Posted 9/28/2022

    The numbers are in for the 2022 SAT, and Fulton County Schools (FCS) students have exceeded the state and national scores, by 49 and 73 points respectively. The results at four FCS schools ranked in the top ten in the state, besting all other Georgia districts who produced no more than two in the top listing. FCS also ranked second, trailing by only 10 points, among large, metro-Atlanta school systems.

    "Like last year, our scores showed our students' perseverance through the complications of the lingering pandemic," said Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. "This year we remained focused on supporting students' participation and preparation, and we commend our students for their efforts."

      Mean EBRW
    Mean Math
    Total EBRW
    and Math
    Fulton County Schools 557 544 1101
    Georgia 536 516 1052
    Nation 521 507 1028

    Alpharetta, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview high schools all scored with a mean over 1200 in the combined total of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math. The test format includes two sections - EBRW and Math - for a total of 800 possible points each. There is also an optional essay, which does not count toward the total score.

    Four FCS schools increased in total SAT scores from 2021: Tri-Cities, Hapeville Charter, Banneker and Langston Hughes high schools. Additionally, nine schools had an increase in total SAT score since 2020.

    Schools Total EBRW and Math Gain
    2021 2022
    Banneker 882 889 7
    Hapeville Career 921 932 11
    Langston Hughes 873 880 7
    Tri-Cities 859 877 18

    "On behalf of the Board, we are so proud of our staff who led and motivated our students to keep moving forward. We look forward to continued success and growth," said Board President Julia Bernath.

    The FCS Board of Education has made it a priority to provide financial access for seniors to the SAT test as well as providing dedicated time in which to take the test.

    SAT participation increased in 2022 and scores are returning to the trend that was building before the pandemic. Data for 2020 and 2021 showed a dip in participation; however, 2022 showed not only an increase in participation, but an increase in the percentage of graduating seniors taking the SAT by 7 percent.