Thursday night, an email was sent out containing the latest round of good news: Greenwich High School finished in the top third in its District Reference Group (DRG B) based on participation and performance on SAT and Advanced Placement exams in 2011.
The Greenwich Time provided a breakdown of the results in Saturday’s paper:
- Of the 26 districts in DRG A and B, Greenwich was 7th in average SAT score and 7th in the AP Challenge Index (the number of AP exams administered divided by the number of graduating seniors).
- GHS students averaged a combined 1,730 in reading, writing, and math on the SATs, a 29-point increase from the previous year. The average for DRG B was 1,652. The combined average for DRG A and B was 1,679. Writing was at a six-year high and participation rates increased with 86% of seniors taking the exam.
- GHS’s AP Challenge Index was 2,071, up from 1,848 the previous year. 1,493 students enrolled in AP in 2011 and 1,344 exams were administered. According to the district, that’s “the highest number in at least ten years.”