WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Lexington Two ranks among the top 10 SC public school districts earning the highest average scores on the SAT college-entrance exam, according to data released Tuesday by the SC Department of Education.
Lexington Two’s Class of 2019 test-takers outperformed state and national averages. The average SAT score for Lexington Two is 1051 -- 30 points higher than the South Carolina average of 1021 and 12 points higher than the national average of 1039. It also is 25 points higher than the district average in 2018.
“We are pleased to see the hard work of our students and teachers paying off,” said Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B. James Jr. “While the SAT is just one measure of academic achievement, it’s evidence that more of our Lexington Two students are prepared for success in college, career and life in this increasingly global economy.”
The latest achievement of Lexington Two’s Class of 2019 comes on top of a district record $17,421,140 in scholarships. The roughly 450 graduates are today attending more than 60 US colleges and universities.
The SAT is a standardized test often used in the college admissions process. The test was revised in March 2016 to now rely on two main components: Evidence Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math. The Essay section is optional. Scores range from 400 to 1600 overall, with 200 to 800 coming from ERW and 200 to 800 coming from Math.