August 30, 2002
Albany-- Dougherty County's scores on the SAT are lagging far behind the state.
The average on the college entrance exam is 895, which is 85 points below the state average, which is the lowest of all 50 states.
The one bright spot is Albany High School. The average score for their students is 985. That's an 88 point jump from the year before and makes them the only high school in the County above the state average.
Principal Gary Dorough says, "Us being 50th in the nation, the average of 1020, and the state at 980, that's only 40 points off. That 50 states sharing the spread, 1020 very attainable at Albany High School."
Monroe and Westover High Schools improved their scores from the year before, earning averages of 856 and 933 respectively. Dougherty Comprehensive High School dropped 22 points. The average SAT score for their students is 825, the worst in Dougherty County.
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