Sweetwater High School announced today that 11th grade students taking the Fall 2015 PSAT outperformed the state and national averages. The average SHS score was 1,068 which was 59 points above the national average of 1,009 and 116 points above the state average of 952.
The PSAT is a preliminary version of the SAT that prepares students to take the SAT and ACT. A great score on the PSAT also creates opportunities for students to participate in the National Merit Scholarships and other awards. The 2 hour and 45 minute exam is given annually to more than 3.4 million students testing students in math and evidence-based reading/writing. Each section is scored on a scale of 160 to 760 with students able to make a perfect score of 1,520.
According to SHS Principal Dr. Ron Morris, the campus is excited about the success the 11th grade students had on the exam and looks forward to submitting several applications for the National Merit Scholarship program. Sweetwater High School is continuing to expand rigorous instruction in all academic subjects while enhancing partnerships with TSTC, Western Texas College, and Angelo State University to provide college courses on campus for junior and senior level students. Sweetwater High School's vision is to become the premier high school in the Big Country.