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Sept. 9, 2005

Blair class of 2005 SAT scores lowest in five years

by Varun Gulati, Page Editor
Blair's average SAT score for the class of 2005 fell by 44 points compared to the year before, according to MCPS SAT participation and performance data released on Sept. 1. Blair's average SAT score was two points higher than the MCPS average and 76 points higher than the national average.

Blair's SAT participation rate was 71.1 percent, the highest reported in the past five years and a nearly five percent increase from the class of 2004. Winston Churchill High School had the highest participation rate at 91.4 percent. A record 7,355 MCPS seniors took the SAT during the 2004-2005 school year.

African-Americans and Latinos at Blair reported the highest participation rates in five years, with 69.1 and 49.1 percent, respectively.

Blair's average SAT score was 1104, MCPS's average was 1102, the state average was 1026 and the national average was 1028. Walt Whitman High School had the highest average SAT score in the county with 1256.

In MCPS, 79.6 percent of females took the SAT, while only 73.5 males did. For Blair, however, 68.8 percent of the females took the SAT while 73.4 percent of males did. Countywide, male students had a higher average SAT score than female students, with scores of 1121 and 1084 respectively. However, male Blair students had a lower average SAT score than female Blair students, with scores of 1063 and 1149 respectively.

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  • Ex-Blazer on September 9, 2005 at 9:10 PM
    Class of 2005 was very special.
  • 06 on September 10, 2005 at 2:08 PM
    So not only was the class of 2005 the worst, but apparently the stupidest.
  • 05 alum on September 10, 2005 at 9:05 PM
    Yeah ok 06, clearly we are the "stupidest" considering we sent students to every single IVY LEAGUE school including 4 students to Harvard. We also had two members of our class featured in the Washington Post magazine as being amazing scientists. Oh yeah, and we had the most Intel Semi-finalists in the country, and oh, I almost forgot, I think we had the most finalists, including one who made it into the top ten. CLEARLY, no geniuses in our class.
  • calm down on September 11, 2005 at 1:24 PM
    remember, these numbers are a reflection of the whole school, not just the magnet.
  • 06 on September 11, 2005 at 4:55 PM
    RE: 05 alum

    and yet with all those accomplishments, your SAT scores were still the lowest. Please, wait till 06 graduates, your achievements are gonna be nothing compared to ours.
  • Re: 05 alum on September 12, 2005 at 12:36 AM
    Chill out. All of the accomplishments that you angrily mentioned were accomplished by magnets. Given this, I assume you are magnet yourself, but that's not the point. Being a magnet alum, I know that's it's sometimes frustrating to never see the accomplishments of the Magnet Program separate from the accomplishments of the rest of Blair. But this is just more practical.
  • magnet on September 12, 2005 at 12:38 AM
    anyone got the numbers on the average scores of just the magnet? those would be interesting...
  • RE:06 on September 14, 2005 at 8:37 AM
    OK. But remember to adjust the 2400 to 1600 scale... oh wait, that won't be necessary, because the average score's still gonna be three-digits!
  • Heather (View Email) on September 14, 2005 at 11:52 AM
    Actually, if this data is from the 2004-2005 school year, a lot of 06 kids probably took their SATS. I know that I (and many other fellow 05 kids) took my SATS during the 03-04 school year. So basically, 05 didn't suck. A mixture of 05 and 06 sucked.
  • 05 holla on September 22, 2005 at 11:28 PM
    Oh 06, what are we gonna do with yall? While you're still busy taking the SATs and dealing with insane Blair rules and administration, the class of 05 is off having fun and going crazy in COLLEGE. doesn't matter if we're
    "not as bright"...because yall are still stuck over there. Have fun with all the dozens of new policies that I'm sure have been imposed this year. Oh, and good luck finding something fun to do on the weekends...the whole 'parents being home' thing tends to get in the way, doesn't it?
  • 05 on September 23, 2005 at 4:35 PM
    on the info sheet the magnet gave 06 parents last year, the 05 magnet SAT average was 1501... beat that, guys!
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