Charles County

Charles County high schools occupied both ends of the spectrum of 2004 SAT scores. La Plata and Thomas Stone high schools posted the highest average SAT scores in Southern Maryland, while Lackey and Westlake recorded the lowest, according to data released recently by the College Board. Performance varied among racial and ethnic groups. White students increased their average score nine points to 1093; Hispanics increased 64 points to 1011; Asian Americans increased 24 points to 1055; and African Americans increased 47 points to 937. Here is a school-by-school breakdown of SAT scores by race and ethnic group for 2004 and 2003. The number in parentheses in the schools portion is the percentage of students tested in each racial and ethnic category. In the regional portion, it represents the number of seniors tested.

SchoolsWhite Black Asian HispanicLackey High2004 1033 (32%) 905 (15%) * (*) * (*)2003 1091 (28%)954 (12%)* (*)* (*)La Plata High20041136 (33%)n/a (n/a)* (*)* (*)2003 1104 (40%)956 (20%) * (*) * (*)McDonough High20041095 (42%)989 (32%)* (*)* (*)20031067 (40%)942 (32%) * (*)* (*)Stone High20041131 (31%)1032 (15%)n/an/a20031112 (35%)976 (19%)n/an/aWestlake High 20041093 (39%)937 (25%)1055 (66%)1011 (54%)20031084 (41%)890 (30%)1031 (58%)947 (71%)RegionAverage ScoreCharles County2004 1047 (36.9%)2003 1029 (38.8%)Maryland2004 1026 (68%)2003 1024 (68%)U.S.2004 1026 (48%)2003 1026 (48%)* Too few students for College Board reporting purposes.

n/a: Data for this group not available.

SOURCE: Charles County public schools