Districtwide Analysis of S.C. 2010 SAT Scores

 

 

As reported earlier, the statewide results of the 2010 SAT have been released by the College Board.

Districtwide results are also out now. These are the results:

 

 

 


Explore our interactive map.

 


 

  • 47 school districts saw average scores decline, while 38 districts saw an improvement. Last year, 35 districts improved over 2008, while scores in 49 districts declined. This is marginally good news. Another bit of good news is that charter schools (which make up their own district) increased their average score by 47 points over 2009.
  • 9 districts (including charter schools) scored higher than the national average of 1509 points.
  • Students from York District-4 had the highest SAT scores in the state, with an average of 1577.
  • Laurens-55 improved the most, with an increase of 103 points, among districts with at least 100 test takers. With an average score of 1389, the district still remains below the state average of 1447.
  • Williamsburg had the lowest score among districts with at least 100 test takers. The district’s average score of 1135 was 312 points below the state average.
  • York-1 saw the largest single-year decline, falling by 68 points to 1396.
  • Clarendon-1 saw the greatest overall improvement (up by 141 points), but had only 4 test takers. Anderson-3 saw the greatest overall decline, but had only 14 test takers.

 

2010 SAT: Districts with 100-Plus Test Takers

Top 5 Most Improved School Districts

with at least 100 Test Takers

Top 5 Most Declined School Districts

with at least 100 Test Takers

District

Number of test takers

Change from previous year

2010 score

District

Number of test takers

Change from previous year

2010 score

LAURENS 55

124

103

1389

YORK 1

117

-68

1396

FLORENCE 3

124

73

1240

DARLINGTON

180

-67

1407

YORK 3 – ROCK HILL

546

39

1459

YORK 2 – CLOVER

257

-60

1455

SPARTANBURG 4

107

34

1490

UNION

116

-55

1286

BEAUFORT

719

29

1416

WILLIAMSBURG

137

-52

1135

AVERAGE

324

42

1419

AVERAGE

161

-61

1357

2010 SAT: All Districts

Top 5 Most Improved School Districts

Top 5 Most Declined School Districts

District

Number of test takers

Change from previous year

2010 score

District

Number of test takers

Change from previous year

2010 score

CLARENDON 1

4

141

1325

ANDERSON 3

14

-199

1421

DORCHESTER 4

15

122

1378

CALHOUN

19

-126

1254

LAURENS 55

124

103

1389

BARNWELL 19

9

-125

1171

ORANGEBURG 3

20

100

1455

MARION TWO

25

-107

1257

BAMBERG 2

13

98

1348

MCCORMICK

18

-104

1266

AVERAGE

35

105

1391

AVERAGE

17

-128

1276

Most Improved 2010 SAT Scores: Districts with 100-Plus Test Takers

Top 5 School Districts with at Least 100 Test Takers

Bottom 5 School Districts with at Least 100 Test Takers

District

Number of test takers

Change from previous year

2010 score

District

Number of test takers

Change from previous year

2010 score

YORK 4 – FORT MILL

418

-10

1577

WILLIAMSBURG

137

-52

1135

PICKENS

476

23

1547

MARLBORO

137

-48

1170

LEXINGTON/RICHLAND 5

872

17

1536

FLORENCE 3

124

73

1240

LEXINGTON 1

725

9

1532

ORANGEBURG 4

131

-12

1243

ANDERSON 1

278

14

1530

ORANGEBURG 5

128

1

1260

AVERAGE

554

12

1542

AVERAGE

131

-9

1208

Largest Decline in 2010 SAT Scores: Districts with 100-Plus Test Takers

Top 5 School Districts

Bottom 5 School Districts

District

Number of test takers

Change from previous year

2010 score

District

Number of test takers

Change from previous year

2010 score

YORK 4 – FORT MILL

418

-10

1577

ALLENDALE

25

-71

1098

BARNWELL 45

42

89

1548

HAMPTON 2

40

-63

1105

PICKENS

476

23

1547

FLORENCE 4

21

-43

1119

LEXINGTON/RICHLAND 5

872

17

1536

WILLIAMSBURG

137

-52

1135

LEXINGTON 1

725

9

1532

JASPER

45

-89

1155

AVERAGE

507

13

1544

AVERAGE

54

-61

1129

Explore our interactive map of 2010 SAT Scores across South Carolina.

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