Williamsburg area SAT scores top peers in state & nation

Students in Williamsburg-James City Schools outperformed their peers in the rest of Virginia and the U.S., according to data released this week.

james city county Students in Williamsburg-James City Schools outperformed their peers in the rest of Virginia and the U.S., according to data released this week.

The results were compiled from the scores of 525 students who graduated in 2014, with the division-wide mean scores coming in at 532 in critical reading, 530 in math and 504 in writing. Reading and math scores have mostly held steady over a five year period: In 2010, WJC’s test takers scored 536 in reading and 536 in math. WJC’s students were down in writing from 2010 scores, when they averaged 524 in writing.

The math, reading and writing results topped Virginia students’ mean scores, including 515 in critical reading, 512 in math and 493 in writing, as well as students across the U.S., whose mean scores were 492 in critical reading, 501 in math and 478 in writing.

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