The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released new information Tuesday showing how well North Carolina high school students performed on the SAT college admission test in 2014.
In the 18 westernmost counties of the state, overall results showed that students in the Asheville and Watauga County school systems achieved the highest SAT scores among the region’s 20 school systems.
According to The College Board, the state’s seniors averaged 1483 this year, up four points from 2013 graduates. The number of students taking the SAT this year dropped slightly to 57,997, which is 64 percent of all eligible students.
The department reported in a press release that North Carolina’s critical reading score (499) surpassed the nation’s reading score (497).
The lowest-performing countywide systems for the year were in Swain and Rutherford counties.
For county-by-county and school-by-school results, see the table below.