FCPS Student SAT Scores Jump Significantly, Best National and State Peers

News Release
November 09, 2018

UPDATED November 9, 2018

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) seniors* in the class of 2018 continue to exceed state and national averages on the SAT, according to results released by the College Board and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  The mean score for 2018 was 1213, 28 points higher than the 2017 mean score of 1185.

•    Overall mean score of 1213—103 points above the Virginia average and 164 points over the U.S. average
•    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing mean score of 604—41 points above the Virginia average and 75 points over the U.S. average
•    Mathematics mean score of 608—61 points above the Virginia average and 88 points over the U.S. average

Reporting Group

Fairfax Overall

Virginia Overall

U.S. Overall

Fairfax Reading / Writing

Virginia Reading/ Writing

U.S. Reading / Writing

Fairfax Math

Virginia Math

U.S. Math

All

1213**

1110

1049

604

563

529

608

547

520

Asian

1277

1239

1199

622

608

586

655

630

613

Black

1074

971

935

543

498

478

531

473

457

Hispanic

1085**

1068

979

546

543

496

540

525

484

White

1238

1152

1114

622

586

562

616

566

552


A total of 9,725 FCPS seniors* in the class of 2018 took the SAT, or approximately 60 percent of all seniors. 

*    FCPS mean calculations are based on the most recent SAT result for seniors who were enrolled with FCPS as of June 2018; only results from the revised (2016) SAT assessment are considered. VDOE and College Board data sources include scores for 131 additional students who took the SAT at a Fairfax County high school site but transferred out of FCPS prior to the end of the school year. 


**    Due to rounding, the reported overall mean value does not match the sum of the Reading/Writing mean and the Mathematics mean. 


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Note: For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571 423-1200.
 

School Name

2017

2018

Annandale

1082

1104

Centreville

1168

1189

Chantilly

1226

1233

Edison

1092

1119

Fairfax

1166

1192

Falls Church

1113

1141

Hayfield

1115

1113

Herndon

1183

1187

Justice

1060

1094

Lake Braddock

1192

1210

Langley

1288

1314

Lee

1084

1093

Madison

1240

1262

Marshall

1230

1237

McLean

1283

1308

Mount Vernon

1029

1040

Oakton

1222

1265

Robinson

1195

1210

South County

1145

1172

South Lakes

1218

1205

TJHSST

1492

1516

West Potomac

1112

1155

West Springfield

1188

1195

Westfield

1157

1195

Woodson

1238

1256

FCPS

1185

1213

Virginia

1095

1110

U.S.

1044

1049