Lowndes High School had 306 test takers in 2016, compared to 361 test-takers in 2015. The Lowndes High School composite score reflects the school’s average score of 512 in reading, 489 in math, and 486 in writing for all test-takers.
January 2016 was the final administration of the traditional SAT. The redesigned SAT’s first administration was March 2016. The changes to the format of the SAT give a similar appearance to the ACT, but retain its focus as an aptitude test. Among the biggest changes to the SAT are a sharper focus on critical-thinking, an emphasis on real-world problems, a new scoring system, and an overhaul of the essay section. According to Superintendent Wes Taylor, “Our students continue to excel. These scores are a true reflection of students and teachers in our elementary, middle and high schools. I’m very proud of their hard work.”