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NEWS RELEASES 2001-02

NEWS RELEASES 2001-02 :: AUGUST 28, 2001

MEAN SAT SCORES FOR NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2000 and 2001

Notes: *Scores are not reported where number tested was fewer than five.

  • All Scholastic Assessment Test scores are reported on the recentered score scale (1995).
  • Percent tested is calculated as the number of students taking the SAT in the LEA divided by the eighth month, twelfth grade membership in the LEA.

  2000 2001
SCHOOL SYSTEM NUMBER TESTED PERCENT TESTED MATH SCORE VERBAL SCORE TOTAL SCORE NUMBER TESTED PERCENT TESTED MATH SCORE VERBAL SCORE TOTAL SCORE
United States
Total
1,260,278 44.0 514 505 1019 1,276,320 45.0 514 506 1020
North Carolina Total 43,077 64.0 496 492 988 44,183 65.0 499 493 992
Alamance
County
671 67.1 489 478 967 584 60.8 490 475 965
River Mill
Chater
7 100.0 466 493 959 9 100.0 519 506 1025
Alexander
County
127 44.1 472 460 932 134 50.0 480 479 959
Alleghany
County
48 55.8 479 481 960 32 38.6 487 508 995
Anson
County
95 40.9 448 439 887 119 50.4 443 426 869
Ashe
County
105 60.0 496 500 996 106 60.6 493 485 978
Avery
County
81 58.7 519 488 1007 62 48.4 499 495 994
Beaufort
County
206 56.3 479 482 961 165 52.2 481 467 948
Bertie
County
137 57.8 411 399 810 137 62.3 394 382 776
Bladen
County
165 56.7 442 432 874 161 52.4 429 431 860
Brunswick
County
215 48.0 482 483 965 228 47.2 469 470 939
Bun-combe
County
825 60.5 532 527 1059 803 60.2 539 521 1060
Asheville 174 74.4 517 521 1038 192 82.8 509 518 1027
Burke
County
313 51.3 495 488 983 296 44.4 515 503 1018
Cabarrus
County
668 65.0 512 501 1013 644 66.1 508 498 1006
Kan-napolis 82 50.9 454 456 910 70 36.5 495 493 988
Caldwell
County
236 38.3 503 498 1001 275 46.5 513 493 1006
Camden
County
46 59.0 499 478 977 47 67.1 467 459 926
Carteret
County
296 67.6 495 499 994 324 65.5 503 502 1005
Caswell
County
86 50.3 430 438 868 84 48.3 447 454 901
Catawba
County
423 51.5 518 492 1010 443 54.2 525 500 1025
Hickory 148 81.8 534 524 1058 150 76.1 522 506 1028
Newton-
Conover
81 55.9 525 511 1036 90 46.2 525 484 1009
Chatham
County
205 64.7 494 489 983 215 64.6 491 481 972
Woods
Chater
4 57.1 * * * 7 100.0 527 587 1114
Cherokee
County
118 57.0 501 515 1016 115 59.6 495 497 992
Edenton/ Chowan
County
62 41.1 478 493 971 67 55.4 471 455 926
Clay
County
42 62.7 519 513 1032 49 65.3 513 511 1024
Cleveland
County
218 52.7 479 476 955 229 49.6 487 482 969
Kings Mountain
District
111 52.6 469 460 929 102 57.6 453 464 917
Shelby 103 68.7 505 502 1007 113 71.1 497 497 994
Columbus
County
165 39.7 437 435 872 176 45.5 453 444 897
Whiteville 96 71.1 441 453 894 100 68.5 438 442 880
Craven
County
425 65.8 484 487 971 395 59.5 493 495 988
Cumber-land
County
1,322 50.9 475 485 960 1,358 52.3 467 477 944
Currituck
County
66 44.0 490 477 967 102 60.7 505 487 992
Dare
County
178 76.7 497 497 994 196 83.4 512 504 1016
Davidson
County
540 58.4 489 489 978 559 56.6 496 491 987
Lexington 65 45.8 470 486 956 72 55.4 472 468 940
Thomas-ville 37 43.0 438 432 870 51 56.0 465 453 918
Davie
County
172 61.6 503 499 1002 175 65.5 508 519 1027
Duplin
County
246 60.3 439 439 878 243 59.9 437 431 868
Durham
County
956 75.5 500 494 994 1,090 76.8 498 494 992
Edge- combe
County
167 45.3 448 454 902 188 49.1 464 454 918
Winston- Salem/ Forsyth
County
1,508 68.9 502 501 1003 1,604 69.3 502 498 1000
Franklin
County
167 45.0 477 483 960 152 46.9 469 468 937
Gaston
County
840 55.6 475 474 949 850 58.0 483 490 973
Gates
County
71 68.9 440 462 902 53 51.5 445 421 866
Graham
County
43 59.7 519 461 980 41 65.1 532 460 992
Granville
County
144 45.1 487 484 971 155 42.7 481 478 959
Greene
County
71 45.5 454 460 914 72 44.4 437 421 858
Greens-boro Math and Science Ctr 7 NA 414 484 898 6 NA 345 385 730
Guilford
County
2,309 73.8 504 495 999 2,377 73.8 503 495 998
Halifax
County
146 49.2 383 377 760 117 40.2 390 383 773
Roanoke Rapids 94 54.7 495 485 980 98 58.0 499 477 976
Weldon 37 53.6 356 368 724 31 59.6 381 364 745
Harnett
County
314 47.4 479 481 960 310 42.9 491 488 979
Haywood
County
207 52.3 510 499 1009 251 61.5 512 491 1003
Hen-derson
County
404 63.8 520 518 1038 414 66.5 520 512 1032
Hertford
County
116 49.4 378 392 770 122 57.5 398 406 804
Hoke
County
100 40.2 427 427 854 101 39.3 430 420 850
Hyde
County
22 51.2 438 473 911 23 52.3 423 412 835
Iredell
County
385 48.5 502 493 995 424 50.8 524 500 1024
Moores- ville 135 61.1 528 526 1054 117 57.1 501 495 996
Jackson
County
128 66.7 498 497 995 137 67.8 501 500 1001
Johnston
County
472 53.0 492 478 970 444 47.8 501 489 990
Jones
County
49 54.4 404 430 834 35 41.2 405 438 843
Lee
County
232 51.8 495 468 963 236 54.1 484 475 959
Lenoir
County
264 60.0 479 471 950 280 56.8 483 465 948
Lincoln
County
315 52.8 472 469 941 310 52.5 483 466 949
Macon
County
149 66.8 505 492 997 141 62.7 506 492 998
Madison
County
65 52.4 472 492 964 52 46.4 540 530 1070
Martin
County
173 59.9 444 438 882 164 63.1 447 441 888
McDowell
County
165 45.7 507 495 1002 155 43.8 501 497 998
Charlotte- Meck-lenburg County 3,569 71.9 497 492 989 3,535 72.3 500 497 997
Mitchell
County
61 45.2 504 513 1017 61 43.3 486 478 964
Mont-gomery
County
85 36.8 467 464 931 108 44.3 471 449 920
Moore
County
332 54.6 495 495 990 303 53.0 505 505 1010
Nash- Rocky Mount 442 51.6 482 475 957 490 53.3 485 474 959
NC School
of Science and Math
245 NA 671 649 1320 259 NA 672 652 1324
NC School
of the Arts
88 NA 536 581 1117 102 NA 546 567 1113
New Hanover
County
809 66.4 504 503 1007 841 68.3 515 512 1027
North-ampton
County
102 51.5 396 402 798 121 63.0 419 397 816
Onslow
County
594 53.5 492 483 975 652 57.7 506 494 1000
Orange
County
218 71.2 501 493 994 201 68.1 524 512 1036
Chapel Hill 460 90.6 592 583 1175 529 92.5 601 584 1185
Pamlico
County
54 39.4 489 492 981 41 33.9 479 480 959
Elizabeth City/ Pas-quotank Co. 164 62.6 443 450 893 161 72.5 455 461 916
Pender
County
180 54.2 462 474 936 168 51.7 466 469 935
Per-quimans
County
54 50.5 443 460 903 50 54.9 475 466 941
Person
County
155 57.4 470 471 941 165 57.7 460 454 914
Pitt
County
656 63.6 508 494 1002 644 62.6 498 492 990
Polk
County
59 50.4 479 494 973 67 66.3 499 479 978
Randolph
County
304 41.8 493 486 979 403 50.1 490 484 974
Asheboro 132 70.2 517 500 1017 120 75.5 513 506 1019
Richmond
County
196 50.6 448 443 891 182 41.7 452 443 895
Robeson
County
469 44.3 431 427 858 461 44.2 429 420 849
Rocking-ham
County
386 56.0 487 479 966 389 59.8 482 472 954
Rowan-Salisbury 509 47.6 494 492 986 532 50.4 491 485 976
Rutherford
County
275 52.2 476 472 948 274 53.6 467 469 936
Sampson
County
192 50.4 432 440 872 208 48.4 446 439 885
Clinton 123 71.9 454 441 895 92 60.5 461 455 916
Scotland
County
201 64.0 463 445 908 213 66.8 463 439 902
Stanly
County
380 63.0 486 461 947 316 55.3 501 471 972
Stokes
County
125 37.3 483 473 956 173 44.5 480 468 948
Surry
County
157 43.7 492 486 978 163 41.7 504 480 984
Elkin 43 59.7 506 501 1007 51 68.9 496 520 1016
Mount Airy 58 52.3 522 509 1031 48 52.7 523 503 1026
Swain
County
54 56.3 486 501 987 59 54.1 510 508 1018
Transyl-vania
County
154 64.2 496 508 1004 154 59.2 529 504 1033
Tyrrell
County
27 50.9 457 453 910 34 79.1 443 430 873
Union
County
663 65.5 492 499 991 666 63.3 506 503 1009
Vance
County
164 57.1 427 431 858 181 52.3 440 427 867
Wake
County
3,860 77.9 539 522 1061 4,042 76.7 534 520 1054
Warren
County
79 61.7 440 446 886 96 69.6 442 449 891
Washing-ton
County
103 59.9 415 421 836 83 56.8 439 421 860
Watauga
County
224 71.3 530 524 1054 209 70.8 534 523 1057
Wayne
County
539 51.0 467 466 933 539 49.4 477 473 950
Wilkes
County
236 50.3 502 489 991 241 47.6 510 505 1015
Wilson
County
310 51.0 474 469 943 338 53.7 485 468 953
Yadkin
County
156 48.6 469 467 936 161 58.5 488 489 977
Yancey
County
64 44.4 518 508 1026 56 41.5 493 508 1001

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