The results are in, and Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) have posted a six point gain in SAT scores despite the statewide drop of seven points. According to a report released by GCPS, Gwinnett schools came in 23 points higher than the national average and 79 points higher than the state average. The SAT recently underwent revisions to the Writing, Critical Reading and Math modules. This year’s class of test-takers is the 5th to sit for the updated tests. In addition to the increased test scores, 74% of Gwinnett students took the exam, which places the county above both the state and national averages. According to a GCPS facebook post, seven Gwinnett Schools (Brookwood, Parkview, Mill Creek, Collins Hill, North Gwinnett, Duluth and Peachtree Ridge) ranked among the top 50 in Georgia.
Top 5 Gwinnett High Schools
A few “honorable mentions” are in order for schools with significant improvement from 2009. Berkmar increased by 38 points, Mill Creek by 44 points, Collins Hill by 51 points and… Phoenix High School increased SAT Scores by 165 points from 1271 in 2009 to 1436 in 2010. The students, teacher and parents of Phoenix High School should be very proud of such a dramatic improvement! I wish them continued success in the years to come.
Use this link to view the full list of 2010 Gwinnett SAT results, including scores for individual modules. The conscious effort and hard work of our teachers, students and parents working together make Gwinnett schools a great place for our kids.