CHARLOTTE — The SAT is a national college admissions examination that evaluates students in math and evidence-based reading and writing, or ERW.
The Charlotte Business Journal has compiled the top Charlotte-area public high schools ranked by their average scores on the critical reading and mathematics sections. Included are public and charter schools in Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties with 10 or more students who tested during the 2019-20 school year.
Collaborative College for Technology & Leadership in Statesville tops the ranking with a total average score of 1246 for the relatively small group of 16 students who tested. CCTL is an early college joint venture between Iredell-Statesville Schools, Mooresville Graded School District and Mitchell Community College.
Average total scores at four schools within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system, including another early college program, and one school within the Union County Public Schools system also topped 1200.
In North Carolina, the 44,282 students who took the SAT test in 2019-20 had an average score of 1089 out of a possible 1600 -- slightly higher than the national average of 1030. The average total score for Charlotte-area public high schools in the five counties listed above was 1068, with average scores of 538 in reading and 530 in math.
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