The Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences exceed local, state and national averages on SAT

  • Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 SAT scores for juniors and seniors at The Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences have exceeded 2013 local, state and national averages. Head of school Dr. Gary Gates is pleased to announce that the average three-part 2014 SAT score for TGS students is 1737.

According to an article dated Dec. 26, 2013 from the Sun News, the South Carolina state average SAT score for 2013 was 1436 and the 2013 national average was 1498. Schools in Horry County averaged 1512 and schools in Georgetown County averaged 1370 in 2013. Scores for 2014 will not be available until summer.

“We are very happy with these results, but we are more focused on preparing students for success in college than for success on a standardized test,” Gates said, “The recently announced overhaul of the SAT illustrates the danger of gearing a school’s curriculum toward any standardized test or national ‘fad’ in curricula.”

Gates noted that that higher SAT scores open up a wider range of options for students in their college application process. He added, “I am proud of our students and feel confident they would do well on any test that measures their preparedness for college.”

At TGS, all seniors are required to take the SAT and juniors are strongly encouraged. Acceptance to a four-year college is a TGS graduation requirement. To learn more about TGS, call (843)520-4359 and visit the website at


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