Gwinnett County Public Schools has released its SAT scores for the Class of 2021.
Gwinnett students’ average on the SAT outperformed state and national averages on both sections — evidenced-based reading and writing and math — of the test. Gwinnett’s average score of 1132 was 94 points higher than the national average and 55 points higher than the state’s score of 1077.
“As we review these SAT scores there are so many reasons to be proud,” Superintendent Calvin J. Watts said. “And, while we are glad to see our scores continue to rise, there is a far greater story here that speaks to our district’s focus on increasing student achievement, the commitment of our teachers to ensure students are learning and prepared for their futures, and the perseverance and determination of students who endured a very different learning environment than any class before them.”
AT A GLANCE
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ SAT highlights
• Gwinnett’s average composite score on the SAT is 1132, a combination of the average Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing score of 567 and the average Mathematics score of 565. (Possible scores range from 200 to 800 on each section. The highest possible composite score is 1600.) Gwinnett’s total SAT average is 94 points above the national average of 1038.
• Gwinnett’s average is 55 points above the Georgia average of 1077.
• In Gwinnett, 5,430 students participated in this past year’s test, a decrease from the 8,166 students in the Class of 2020. The decrease in participation is understandable, according to the school system, given the pandemic and changes in some postsecondary admission requirements.
• The SAT scores for 21 GCPS high schools increased.