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W-JCC, York students outperform peers on SAT

W-JCC, York students outperform peers on SAT

Students in Williamsburg-James City County Schools and York County outscored their state and national counterparts on last year’s Scholastic Aptitude Test.

SATs are used as part of college applications. Many high ranking colleges such as William and Mary and the University of Virginia require students to receive high scores on the test to be accepted.

Students can score between 400-1,600 points on the SAT. W-JCC students’ mean score was 1,133, York’s was 1,138. Nationally, the mean score was 1,049; statewide it was 1,110.

Katherine Worley, W-JCC assistant superintendent, said one contributing factor to students’ high scores is a lot of students in the district choose...