For the seventh consecutive year, VBCPS outperformed the nation on the SAT college-entrance exam. VBCPS also achieved the highest scores among school divisions in Hampton Roads.
According to data released by the College Board last week for the Class of 2017, VBCPS’ overall mean score was 1091 compared to the nation’s 1044 for public school students and 1060 for all students, which includes home-school, private and parochial school students.
Compared to other Hampton Roads school divisions, VBCPS’ Class of 2017 had the leading overall mean score as well as the highest mean scores in each of the two individual sections – reading & writing; and math. VBCPS also had 3,001 SAT test takers, or 1,200 more than any of the other Hampton Roads school division.
On another key SAT measure – college readiness benchmarks – VBCPS’ Class of 2017 also bested its peers across the country. These benchmarks indicate a high likelihood of a student’s success in college. Of the 3,001 Class of 2017 students who took the SAT, 81 percent met the reading and writing benchmark, compared to 70 percent of students across the nation. In math, 52 percent met the benchmark compared to the nation’s 49 percent.
For more details about VBCPS SAT scores, read the school division’s press release.
These SAT scores come the same week that the school division also posted a record high graduation rate and record low dropout rate. The school division is also celebrating 100 percent full SOL accreditation.