Greenville County students score big on SAT and AP exams
Greenville County students outperformed their state and national peers on the 2020 SAT test, and exceeded the 2019 passage rate on Advanced Placement exams, according to scores released today by the College Board. On the SAT test, the average score for GCS students was 1038, which is 8 points higher than the national average (1030) and 19 points higher than the state average (1019). Six schools—Riverside, J.L. Mann, Eastside, Wade Hampton, Mauldin and Greenville High—scored above the state and national average. On AP exams in 2020, the passage rate for GCS was 64-percent, which is higher than the passage rate of 61-percent in 2019 and 59.3-percent in 2018. Riverside High had the highest AP exam passage rate of 79-percent. Mauldin High had the second highest rate of 75-percent. J.L. Mann High Academy had the largest number of students taking AP exams (578) and the largest number of AP exams taken (1,080). Please join us in congratulating all our students for a job well done!