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Pike SAT scores top state

This year’s SAT scores show Pike County students posted gains in each category while Georgia’s scores continued to plummet. The 2009 SAT college admission exam results were released Aug. 25 by the College Board. The 2009 scores are the highest ever tallied by Pike County students, according to Kevin Huffstetler, director of teaching and learning for Pike schools. ’We’re ecstatic to be moving in the opposite direction of the state,’ Huffstetler said. ’I’m extremely excited, but I’m not surprised,’ Pike High School principal Mike Maddox said of the SAT scores earned by his students. ‘Pike High School has a long history of great teachers and the best students in the state of Georgia.’ In 2009 Georgia’s average score on the SAT test dropped for the third year in a row. The state average was 1,460 points compared to Pike High’s 1,486 points. The national average was 1,509 points. The perfect score is 2,400 points. The 93 Pike seniors who took the 2009 SAT exam scored 506 points in reading, which was 16 points higher than last year; Pike tallied 498 points in math, which was 22 points higher than last year; and Pike seniors scored 482 points in writing, up 17 points from last year. Georgia’s students scored 479 points in writing for 2009, 491 points in math and 490 points in reading.

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