• By Mercedes C Parham
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018

Muscogee County School District 2018 SAT Composite Score Surpasses National Average

MCSD Logo

Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
Columbus, GA-The Muscogee County School District 2018 SAT results were recently released in an announcement by the Georgia Department of Education. The results mark improvements in the District’s composite and reading and writing scores. The District’s reading and writing scores exceeded both the state and national averages for the first time. In addition, the District noted an increase in the number of test takers year-to-date.

This is the second year’s results of the newest version of the SAT revised in 2017. The redesigned SAT features items to test higher-level logic and reasoning skills in reading, writing and math and a different scoring scale from previous versions.

Each year there is a different cohort of students who take the SAT, which makes it difficult to draw a comparison from one year to the next. In addition, results are contingent upon the level of coursework students pursue prior to the test administration. Since the SAT and American College Testing (ACT) allow students to sit for the exam regardless of coursework, results can vary from year to year.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The updated data below reflects the performance of Georgia public-school students in the class of 2018 as provided by the Georgia Department of Education. In a previous version of this release, the District reported 2017 results that included all testers (public and private) nationwide in accordance with the manner of the reports provided in 2017.


Mean Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Group

2017 Grads

2018 Grads

Nation

527

529

Georgia

535

537

MCSD

534

539

School



Carver High

481

479

Columbus High

607

624

Early College

508

499

Hardaway High

510

503

Jordan High

507

463

Kendrick High

480

498

Northside

520

547

Shaw High

507

493

Spencer High

472

472

Mean Math

Group

2017 Grads

2018 Grads

Nation

517

520

Georgia

515

517

MCSD

517

514

School



Carver High

470

438

Columbus High

607

613

Early College

466

457

Hardaway High

480

472

Jordan High

501

436

Kendrick High

446

477

Northside

492

515

Shaw High

481

462

Spencer High

453

460

Mean Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math

Group

2017 Grads

2018 Grads

Nation

1044

1049

Georgia

1050

1054

MCSD

1051

1053

School



Carver High

951

916

Columbus High

1214

1237

Early College

974

956

Hardaway High

990

975

Jordan High

1009

899

Kendrick High

927

975

Northside

1013

1062

Shaw High

988

955

Spencer High

925

932



“We are gratified with the improved composite results on this college-readiness indicator, particularly in the areas of reading and writing that for the first time exceeded both the state and national averages. While we are pleased with the overall continued improvement, we fully recognize that we have work ahead of us in an ongoing effort to ensure that all students meet our expectation of becoming full-option graduates that are college and career ready,” said Dr. David Lewis, Superintendent.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

# # #