Science and Math Governor’s School Boasts State’s Highest SAT Score
Friday, September 30, 2011, COLUMBIA, S.C. - Statewide Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores for the Palmetto State’s Class of 2011 were recently released. Once again, the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) leads the state. With a mean composite score of 1962, based on a 2400-point scale, GSSM is well above the state average of 1427 and the national average of 1500.
One-hundred percent of the 50 GSSM class of 2011 seniors tested for the SAT. The exam includes three test categories: critical reading, math and writing, and measures the performance levels of public, private and home-based high schools.
“As always, we are extremely proud of the outstanding ability and academic commitment of our students, who hail from across the state, and we praise our extremely dedicated faculty who educate through innovation, rigor and mastery of subject in a 24/7 environment,” said Dr. Murray Brockman, GSSM president.
The core mission of GSSM is to achieve economic development in South Carolina by providing education to the state’s most scientifically astute students. The curriculum focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and includes a new economics and finance component. Students at GSSM are taught in a learning environment that develops their ability to think critically, stimulates the joy of learning, and fosters the excitement of discovery through scientific research.
The School has been nationally recognized for its strong mix of intellectual challenges, dedicated teachers, unique research opportunities and overall excellence.