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Wellesley leads as local high schools shine on SAT tests

Posted by Laura Franzini  September 25, 2012 03:39 PM

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High schools west of Boston shone on the latest SAT tests, with students at five schools earning an average score of over 600 in all three categories of the test.

Wellesley, Lexington, and Weston High Schools, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, and the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough were five of just seven public schools statewide to earn 600s in critical reading, math, and writing.

Of those five, Wellesley was tops with a combined average score of 1881, according to data released Tuesday by the College Board, which administers the SATs. Acton-Boxborough Regional had the second highest overall score at 1876.

Lexington's combined average score was 1,867, Weston's was 1,853, and the Advanced Math and Science Academy's was 1,843.

To find your school's scores, go to this list of schools around the state.

The strongest competitor in the state proved to be the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science in Worcester, which pulled out the top average scores in every category though only 53 students took the test. The school scored an average of 675 in reading, 702 in math, and 654 in writing, with at least 24 points separating it from the next best school in each category.

Other communities also averaging over 600 points in at least one category were Boston Latin School, Brookline, Concord-Carlisle, Dover-Sherborn, Medfield, Newton North and South, Sharon, The Bromfield School, Wayland, Westford, and Winchester.

Laura Franzini can be reached at laura.franzini@globe.com.

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