Business First is out with a rundown of the 50 Western New York public high schools with the best average scores on the SAT college-admissions test (formerly known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test).
Each slide gives the number of SAT test-takers from a given school in 2012, the latest year for which official figures are available from the New York State Education Department. The slide also shows the average scores received by those students on the reading, math and writing portions of the test, which have then been combined for an overall score.
Each component of the SAT has a maximum score of 800 and a minimum of 200. The combined range runs from 2,400 to 600.
This list is confined to public schools. Comparable scores for private high schools are not available from the Education Department.
Follow this link to access the rundown:
The following abbreviations have been used: CS for Charter School, ES for Elementary School, HS for High School, IMS for Intermediate-Middle School, IS for Intermediate School, JHS for Junior High School, JSHS for Junior-Senior High School, MHS for Middle-High School, MS for Middle School, PS for Primary School and SHS for Senior High School.