SAT composite results above the national average
The College Board reported Spartanburg High School posted an average SAT score of 1505, a 26-point rise above last year’s totals and 21 points above the national public/private school average and 47 points above the state’s. Moreover, only five school districts out of the 83 in the state posted a higher SAT average than that of District 7’s.
The District’s average passage rate on Advanced Placement tests increased to 79%, which was well above the state and national passage rate. The district gave 649 exams in 24 subject areas, which represented the largest number of AP test administered in school history. A school record 115 students also earned the College Bound AP Scholar Award in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.
For the 2016-2017 school year, the College Board approved Spartanburg High for 24 AP courses, which was the more than any other high school in the state. In addition to Advanced Placement testing, the District continues to provide rigorous college-level courses and college credit through duel enrollment opportunities in our Viking Early College, Spartanburg Early College, and Scholars Academy. The goal is to ensure all students have an opportunity to take college courses and earn credit while in high school and for parents to realize college savings early on.
Spartanburg High School Principal, Jeff Stevens, noted, “I am so proud of our students’ performance on SAT and AP; we have traditionally been one of the highest-achieving school districts in the state, and 2016 was no exception. Our focus remains to inspire and equip our children in every way possible to realize their college and career aspirations. The scores are an indication that our students are committed to academic excellence and that our teacher are committed to their student’s success.”
Statewide Ranking of Public School Districts Exceeding the National SAT Average Score