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Dreher's SAT and AP Scores Exceed State and National Averages
Scores from Advanced Placment (AP) Exams taken in May 2019 and Mean SAT Scores from the graduating class of 2019 have been announced. On both measures the scores of Dreher students have exceeded both state and national averages.
In May 2019 Dreher administered 849 AP exams to 373 students. Seventy-six percent of the scores of our students were in the range of 3 to 5. Comparable levels in the State of South Carolina and in the nation were 58%.
Colleges and universities often grant class credit and use AP scores of three or higher to place students in higher course levels.
The mean SAT score for the Dreher seniors who graduated in May 2019 was 1124, composed of 568 on Evidence-based Reading and Writing (ERW) and 556 on Math. Seventy-four percent of the graduating seniors took the SAT, compared with 57% statewide.
The overall mean SAT score for South Carolina’s public school students was 1021 compared with the national public school mean of 1039. The breakdown of this total was as follows: SC’s mean ERW score was 521 compared with the national mean of 524 and the state’s Math average score was 500 while the nation’s was 515.
Twenty-three Dreher High School students in the Class of 2019 earned the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma based on the work they completed at Dreher. An additional 20 students in the upcoming Class of 2020 have also met the requirements for the AP Capstone Diploma based on their work through the end of junior year.
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Links to statewide scores are on the SC Department of Education webiste.