Providence High School had the highest average SAT score of any school in the Charlotte region this year, according to results tabulated by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
Providence’s average score of 1688 was even more impressive, given that nearly 85 percent of this year’s senior class took the test. That is far above the state average of 62 percent and national mark of 50 percent.
And it is higher than most other schools in the area.
The second-highest area score was 1669 at Union County Early College.
At Marvin Ridge High, a Union County school which had the third-highest score (1665), more than 95 percent of its seniors took the exam.
Most of the highest SAT scores were achieved at magnet schools, with the exception of Providence, Marvin Ridge High of Union County; fifth-place Myers Park High; and Ardrey Kell High, which tied for seventh.
The highest average score in the state was 2019, at the N.C. School of Math and Science in Durham. Next-best was 2005, at Guilford East Middle College in Greensboro.
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