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Old 09-18-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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Default Top 10 Metro Atlanta High Schools SAT scores (2011)

*** Top 10 Metro Atlanta High Schools SAT scores (2011)

1. Northview High School (Fulton): 1751
2. Walton High School (Cobb): 1725
3. Chattahoochee High School (Fulton): 1694
4. Alpharetta High School (Fulton): 1679
5. Pope High School (Cobb): 1676
6. Milton High School (Fulton): 1659
7. Riverwood High School (Fulton): 1652
8. Roswell High School (Fulton): 1645
9. South Forsyth High School (Forsyth): 1640
10.Lassiter High School (Cobb): 1634

Schools from North Fulton, East Cobb and South Forsyth have highest SAT scores in Metro Atlanta.

Johns Creek city high schools are outperforming in SAT scores. Johns Creek high school is not in the above list due to most of it's senior students were with Northview(1) and Chattahoochee(3) high schools during 2010-2011 school year.

http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/SAT%202011%20-%20Georgia%20High%20School%20Summary.xls?p=6CC6799 F8C1371F6032EDE852FDCDA3ACEE1C3868B29170C431B20CF0 BB56F63&Type=D (broken link)

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Old 09-18-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Doesn't Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology count? Their average score appears to top the metro area schools at 1914.

Johns Creek did have 167 test takers in the class of 2011, with average score of 1595. That's virtually identical to the score of nearby Lambert High School, 1594, the average of 378 test takers.

I don't personally think that these rankings are tremendously significant. I'm just succumbing to the temptation to suggest that it's only fair that those who live by rankings have to accept the downside of them too.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Doesn't Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology count? Their average score appears to top the metro area schools at 1914.

Johns Creek did have 167 test takers in the class of 2011, with average score of 1595. That's virtually identical to the score of nearby Lambert High School, 1594, the average of 378 test takers.

I don't personally think that these rankings are tremendously significant. I'm just succumbing to the temptation to suggest that it's only fair that those who live by rankings have to accept the downside of them too.
All the above public high schools listed have admissions based on Attendance zones, and Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology admission is not with Attendance zones.

Johns Creek high had an option for 10th, 11th, 12th Grade (except 9th) students to stay with parent schools Northview/Chattahoochee, if you can provide transportation. Johns Creek high full strength is around 519 but only 183 students were in 12th Grade, most of them were still with parent schools Northview/Chattahoochee.

Similar thing with Lambert high also, its full strength should be around 518, but only 399 were in 12th Grade. I think both Johns Creek/Lambert SAT scores will be in top of the list soon.

Higher the SAT scores from a school, more % of students goes to top colleges and becomes top feeder high schools

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Old 09-19-2011, 06:03 AM
 
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Default SAT scores/GA Tech and UGA enrollments

Last year top 3 % of students enrolled to GA Tech and UGA are from top 3 SAT scores high schools

*** % students enrolled to both GA Tech and UGA
1. Northview High School (Fulton): 23.7% (60+89)
2. Chattahoochee High School (Fulton): 20.8% (36+80)
3. Walton High School (Cobb): 16.7% (36+68)

Sources of Entering Freshman | Georgia Tech Factbook
http://irhst40.irp.uga.edu/html/eFac.../S03Admiss.pdf
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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Last year top 3 % of students enrolled to GA Tech and UGA are from top 3 SAT scores high schools
I am sure the Hope scholarship contributes to these stats. Both schools are top notch and you can't beat the cost!
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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You should put the word "public" in your title. Westminster averages over 2000 on the SAT.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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How can so many of our public schools do so well and a bunch of them do much worse? It's certainly not for lack of money!
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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How can so many of our public schools do so well and a bunch of them do much worse? It's certainly not for lack of money!
Parent involvement is often a bigger success factor than simply money.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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How can so many of our public schools do so well and a bunch of them do much worse? It's certainly not for lack of money!
DNA?
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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C'mon, people, doesn't everyone know that the biggest predictor of school success is household income? The best scoring schools are in areas of uniformly middle-class-and-above population.

Poor peoples' children don't have a problem with their DNA (despite the loathsome prejudices of some folks on this forum). They just don't get the stimulation, example and encouragement that set children up for school success. "On average, poor children enter school with far fewer vocabulary, literacy, math, and social skills than their middle-class peers. They start off a step behind and never catch up; the gap in academic proficiency follows them to the end of their schooling." A Head Start for Poor Children

I'm not saying that we should just give up and accept the proficiency gap. Just that it's really hard to address, and putting more money into schools doesn't necessarily fix it.
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