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October 3--  A couple of weeks ago, Vidalia High School led schools in our eleven-county area with the highest graduation rate and now the school's students have the highest Scholastic Aptitude Scores.

School Principal John Sharpe observes, "It says that those students who are serious about education are being prepared for college.  Colleges are using the SAT as an indicator as to whether a student can be successful.  There's a great deal of pressure being put on students, but they're getting prepared with their classes and are scoring real well."

Vidalia High School's composite mean score of 1,029 points is 21 points higher than its nearest competitor, but Principal Sharpe says the SAT is only part of the equation to get into college, "Not only is it an SAT score and good grades, one of the things a lot of schools are looking for is what is that one thing a child does that distinguishes them from everyone else and that could be school involvement in extracurricular activities, community involvement through volunteering. those are all the things we encourage students to do to make that resume more impressive.

The other area schools in the top five are Appling County High School, Metter High School, Tattnall County High School and Montgomery County High School.

Rounding out the eleven schools in order of precedence are Jeff Davis High School, Emanuel County Institute, Toombs County High School, Swainsboro High School,Treutlen High School and Wheeler County High School.

All of the schools in the area had scores below the state and national mean scores.

2019 Scholastic Aptitude Results in Area High Schools

School

English-Reading-Writing

Math

Total Mean Score

Vidalia High School

528

501

1029

Appling Co HS

513

495

1008

Metter HS

506

495

1001

Tattnall Co HS

504

492

994

Montgomery Co HS

514

479

993

Jeff Davis Co HS

498

488

986

ECI

503

472

975

Toombs Co HS

501

473

974

Swainsboro HS

498

471

969

Treutlen HS

507

458

965

Wheeler Co HS

485

451

936

State of Georgia

533

515

1048

United States

524

515

1039