News Release, Calvert County Public Schools

Prince Frederick, MD- The composite average SAT score of the Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) class of 2019 remains above the Maryland mean score. Calvert students averaged a composite of 1115, a 9-point drop from the previous year.

The composite average for graduating Maryland public school students was 1041 for the class of 2019, dropping from 1066 for the class of 2018. Participation remained similar in Calvert, with 66% of the class of 2018 taking the test and 65% of the class of 2019.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, the Superintendent, said, “We recognize that taking the SAT opens doors, and, to further support our students, CCPS is joining several other districts in Maryland and paying for all juniors to take the SAT in March of this school year. We hope both to ease the financial burden on families and help our juniors—whether or not they currently plan to attend college—across this milestone as they make decisions about the future.”

Calvert students scored an average of 563 on the evidence-based reading and writing (ERW) section and 552 on the math section, both of which are above the state and national average.

Statewide, Maryland graduates scored above the national average for public school students. The composite average nationally among public school students was 1039, which was below Maryland’s score of 1041.

The mean score for the evidence-based reading and writing section for Maryland public school students in the class of 2019 was 526, compared to the national public school mean of 524.

The average math score for Maryland public school graduates and national public school SAT takers were the same, with both at 515.

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