MHS students fare well on SAT
Only 52 Middleton High School seniors took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in 2011-12 but they easily exceeded the state and national averages.
The MHS students had a critical mean reading score of 627, which was 33 points above the average for all Wisconsin students, while the national critical reading score was 496.
The MHS students averaged 643 in mathematics, while the state average was 605 and the national mean score was 514.
Finally, the writing mean score for MHS students was 609, which was 32 points above the state average and 121 points above the national average.
About 4 percent of 2012 public and private school graduates in the state took the SAT. Overall participation in the SAT has been declining.
Far more Wisconsin students take the ACT for college admissions. Results announced earlier this summer showed 71 percent of 2012 graduates took the ACT, while 68 percent of MHS students took the ACT.
The district’s composite score of 25.5 was the third-highest average in the state in 2011-12. The state average was 22.1, which was also above the national average and tied for second in the nation with Iowa among ACT-taking states.
“Wisconsin graduates who take the SAT had strong overall results,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said in a statement.