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OCS ranked #3 in state for SAT achievement

Oconee County Schools has earned a mean SAT composite score of 1141 for the 2020 testing period, well above state and national mean scores. OCS is ranked third in the state and is just one of two systems ranked in the top 10 in Northeast Georgia.

 

“I commend our recent graduates, current students, and all of their K-12 teachers for continued high levels of SAT achievement,” said Superintendent Jason L. Branch. “These results are a reflection of both academic excellence, as well as students’ preparedness to excel in post-secondary experiences.”

 

College Board redesigned the SAT for 2017 on two sections: 1) evidence-based reading and writing and 2) mathematics. This set a new baseline for future years’ comparisons, with scores since 2017 below:

 

 

2017 Mean Score

2018 Mean Score

2019 Mean Score

2020 Mean Score

Oconee County Schools

1151

1163

1157

1141

North Oconee High School

1156

1161

1156

1160

Oconee County High School

1146

1165

1159

1117

State of Georgia

1050

1054

1048

1043

U.S.

1060

1049

1039

1030

 

In addition, the number of participants in OCS increased from 472 in 2019 to 491 in 2020.