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FCS Earns Highest 2019 SAT Score in GA for County, Large and Metro

Forsyth County Schools’ students have earned the highest SAT in Georgia among county, large and Metro-Atlanta public school districts. At an overall score of 1162, FCS also surpassed the State score of 1048 and the National score of 1039. Only one public school district in Georgia, Decatur City Schools, had a higher overall score. However, with testing 275 students, they had fewer test-takers than each of FCS' five high schools. 

“We continue to be extremely proud of the hard work of our students and staff,” shared FCS Superintendent Jeff Bearden. “Our mission is to prepare and inspire all learners to lead and succeed. Our schools and district cannot do this without the support of our families and the community.”

FCS had the top math mean score in the state with 577 and the fifth-best evidence-based reading and writing (ERW) mean score with 585. Likewise, FCS increased the number of overall test-takers by 215 and two FC high schools increased SAT scores from 2018 to 2019.

FCS’ five high school scores were also above State and National scores. Lambert (#10), South Forsyth (#17), West Forsyth (#38), Forsyth Central (#47) and North Forsyth (#48) are among the top 50 out of 490 high schools in the State with the highest scores. 

According to the Georgia Department of Education, two years ago, the 2017 SAT results set a new baseline for year-to-year comparisons. Reports before 2017 were based on the old SAT, which had a different score scale and different benchmarks. 2017, 2018, and 2019 SAT scores are comparable. Comparisons to 2016 or earlier are not valid. 

High School

 

2019 Students Tested

 

2019 Total Score Mean

 

2018 Students Tested

 

2018 Total Score Mean

Forsyth Central

 

393

 

1120

 

345

 

1113

Lambert

 

623

 

1212

 

556

 

1221

North Forsyth

 

379

 

1118

 

364

 

1112

South Forsyth

 

627

 

1187

 

519

 

1201

West Forsyth

 

389

 

1129

 

404

 

1149

 

Forsyth County Schools

 

2,421

 

1162

 

2,206

 

1167

Georgia

     

1048

     

1054

Nation

     

1039

     

1049