Madison County High School students scored an average of 1,482 on the SAT this year, up 57 points from 2007.
That average is 16 points better than the state average (1,466) and 29 points better than the average for all state public schools (1,453), according to figures posted the Georgia Department of Education website.
“We are pleased that last year’s group of seniors were able to improve the overall average,” Madison County schools superintendent Dr. Mitch McGhee said. “Our faculty and staff work very hard to make sure our students can perform on these type tests to the best of their ability.”
Madison County test takers improved in all three areas of the SAT, jumping from 484 to 502 in verbal, 469 to 489 in math and 472 to 491 in math.
One hundred ten Madison County students took the test.
Madison County High School’s scores also ranked fifth out of 17 high schools in the Northeast Georgia RESA.
In the Northeast Georgia RESA, Madison County test takers faired better than Winder-Barrow (1,478), Apalachee (1,475), Clarke Central (1,386), Cedar Shoals (1,445), Commerce (1,457), Elbert County (1,348), Greene County (1,279), East Jackson (1,307), Jackson County (1,471), Morgan County (1,383), Oglethorpe County (1,426), Loganville (1,423) and Monroe Area (1,323).
Madison County High School was topped by Jefferson (1,532), North Oconee (1,587), Oconee County (1,557) and Social Circle (1,536).
The national average is 1,511 according to the College Board.
In the ACT, Madison County dipped to a composite score of 18.5, down from 19.6 last year.