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June 20, 2014

Schenevus students shine in SAT score rankings

Three area schools were ranked among the top 100 in statewide SAT scores according to a list compiled by a Buffalo-area business journal.

Schenevus, Cooperstown and Milford Central schools were on the list compiled by Business First. The journal built a database for upstate students taking the college admissions tests using raw figures from 2012 available from the state Education Department.

The results for 476 public schools were listed for the reading, math and writing portions of the SAT. Some smaller schools were not included. A maximum score of 800 on each section was possible.

Schenevus Central School was ranked 18 with a combined SAT score of 1,641. The averages were 553 on reading, 551 on math and 537 on writing.

Superintendent Thomas Jennings said he attributes to the ranking to the parents and community that support its school. It also reflects, “ students who appreciate the value of hard work, and staff that are committed to growth and achievement for every student, he said.

“We have worked hard to develop programs to meet the needs of each individual student; supports for students who struggle, as well as, increased opportunities for our most gifted students. I think we are seeing the fruit of our labor,” he said.

Cooperstown Central School was ranked 70 with a total score of 1,562. That included averages of 531 in reading, 513 in math and 518 in writing. Superintendent C.J. Hebert said he was very pleased with students’ success on the SATs and their continued focus on academics. In addition, “I’m very proud of our faculty and the the work they have done to prepare students for this success. I think it is indicative of the enhanced rigor we have tried to ensure at all levels,” he said.

Milford Central School ranked 81 with a combined score of 1,554. That included averages of 514 on reading, 526 on math and 514 on writing. Efforts made to reach staff members at the school who could comment on the results were unsuccessful

Oneonta City School District ranked 102, with an overall average of 1,465. That included averages of 491 in reading, 495 in math and 479 in writing.

The complete listings are available at : http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2014/06/19/database-of-sat-scores-for-476-upstate-new-york.html. Delaware and Chenango counties are listed in the Binghamton area, Otsego county is listed in the Utica area and Schoharie is listed in the Albany area.

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