Students from Fort Mill exceeded state and national averages on the SAT and AP exams – again!

The good news on two significant benchmarks were greeted by lots of praise on Facebook by local residents.

“Excellent! That is why we moved to Fort Mill!” Kat Watson said.

Mayor Guynn Savage said, “So proud of our school system – teachers, administrators, PTOs, students- all that support to make this achievement possible!”

Here are the specifics: The Fort Mill School District Class of 2019 exceeded the state and national averages on the SAT. The average total score for all South Carolina seniors was 1021, and the national average total score was 1039. The average total score in the Fort Mill School District was 1101.

According to a press release, the Fort Mill School District posted the highest SAT scores among traditional high schools in the state.  

With AP exams, the Fort Mill School District’s high schools also scored well above the state and national average in 2019. Students who score 3, 4, or 5 on an AP exam are, in many instances, considered qualified to receive credit for the equivalent courses at colleges and universities that give credit for AP exams.

The percentage of examinations with scores of 3 or higher for South Carolina public school students in 2019 was 58 percent. For the nation, during the same period, the percentage of examinations with scores of 3 or higher for public school students was 58 percent.

In the Fort Mill School District, 86.8 percent of examinations had scores of 3 or higher.

Congratulations, Fort Mill!

Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...