October 22nd, 2009 Categories: Schools
I recently posted SAT scores for Montgomery County. This data was taken from MCPS’s current ‘Schools at a Glance’ pages, but these reports don’t have the most current SAT scores. An author at the Parents’ Coalition of Montgomery County was able to locate a current report which is summarized below.
|High School||2008||2009||2009 Participation|
|Montgomery Blair (DC)||1,672||1,702||79.3%|
|James Hubert Blake (NE)||1,490||1,560||85.1%|
|Albert Einstein (DC)||1,475||1,503||61.4%|
|John F. Kennedy (DC)||1,342||1,448||66.3%|
|Col. Zadok Magruder||1,602||1,582||72.9%|
|Paint Branch (NE)||1,489||1,498||81.1%|
|Thomas S. Wootton||1,784||1,808||89.7%|
Summary of SAT Scores
Here’s an updated chart with 2009 with 2008′s scores included showing if scores increased or decreased for the year. The average for the county from the 2008-09 school year was 1,615 — almost the same as last year’s 1,616 score.
Summary of SAT Participation
Another important dimension in looking at SAT scores is the % of participation of the entire school body. Here’s a summary of the schools sorted by the percentage of students who took the SAT in the 2008-09 school year.
Are SAT scores important?
As a real estate agent, I’ll often see home buyers limit their search to a specific school district based on test metrics like this. My own personal experience says this approach can be extreme. How important are a school’s SAT results when evaluating a school? Make a comment below. I would love to know your thoughts.