Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools News & Information

WJCC Schools’ students exceed state and national averages on the SAT

Williamsburg-James City County Schools’ Class of 2018 outperformed their peers across Virginia and nationwide on the SAT. According to data released by The College Board, the division’s total mean score of 1133 topped the national average by 84 points and beat the state average by 23 points. In addition, the WJCC Schools’ graduating seniors did better on individual math and reading/writing sections of the SAT as well.

Public School Mean SAT Scores
  WJCC Schools Nation Virginia
Total Mean Score (400-1600) 1133 1049 1110
Reading & Writing 575 529 563
Math 558 520 547

The SAT is used by many colleges and universities as an indicator of college readiness and academic performance.

“Preparing students for success in post-secondary education and careers is at the heart of our work in WJCC Schools. In fact, it is the first goal of the division’s strategic plan, Elevate Beyond Excellence,” said Dr. Olwen Herron, WJCC Schools Superintendent. “I am so proud of our students for their achievement and equally proud of the outstanding educators who supported their learning.”

Earlier this year, WJCC Schools expanded opportunities for students to participate in the SAT Suite of Assessments, which includes the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9. As of September 1, all 9th-grade students are able to take the PSAT 8/9 at no cost to families. Doing so allows students to have access to the College Board’s career exploration tool and targeted online resources from Khan Academy.