Vidalia High School Performs Well on SAT
Once again, Vidalia High School has performed well on the SAT. Despite facing unprecedented times and adversity due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the class of 2020 recorded a score of 1028, outpacing other area schools. 'We were proud to lead the area in SAT scores again. This was a difficult year due to losing the last nine weeks of instruction to COVID, and it will continue to have an impact on instruction this year. We are making every effort to allow students to reach their potential,' Vidalia High School Principal John Sharpe said. Although the 2020 scores fell below the State Average (-15 pts.) and the National Average (-2 pts.), Sharpe says that improvement keeps coming and that the numbers point to the fact that, 'We still have a large number of students who take the SAT. The students who regularly take our honors classes are exceeding the state and national average by almost 100 points. Our goal is to still be above the national and state average, and we are gaining ground.' According to figures released by the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counterparts in the nation's public schools on the SAT, recording a mean score of 1043, 13 points higher than the mean for U.S. public schools.
Georgia outperformed the nation's public schools by 12 points in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and by one point in math.