SAT composite scores on the rise in Horry Co.

Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Composite scores for critical reading, math and writing have increased on SAT testing within the Horry County School District, according to a report released Monday.

The results, analyzed by The College Board, revealed SAT scores grew when there was a 2 percent increase in the number of students taking the test.

Area seniors averaged a 490 score in critical reading, while receiving a 516 in math and 477 in the writing test.

"Composite scores indicate a six point increase for Horry County Schools, a five point decrease and no change among test scores nationwide," Horry County Schools spokeswoman Teal Britton said.

Statewide, seniors averaged 482 in critical reading, 496 in math and 465 in writing.

Four of nine high schools in Horry County topped the national average, including Aynor High School, Carolina Forest High School, Green Sea Floyds High School and Socastee High School.

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