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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOVEMBER 4, 2019**

Contact:
Liz Baker, 646-902-4200
Liz.Baker@successacademies.org

Contact: Ann Powell, 646-894-6407
Ann.Powell@successacademies.org

SUCCESS ACADEMY’S LARGEST SENIOR CLASS ACHIEVES AN AVERAGE COMBINED MATH AND VERBAL SAT SCORE OF 1268

10 Percent of Class Scores Above 1400

Success Academy, Senior Class COMBINED MATH AND VERBAL SAT SCORE OF 1268

New York, NY — The sons and daughters of immigrant families, African American, and Hispanic — most of the seniors at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts will be the first in their families to attend college, and last week the class got some great news from the College Board. On average, the 114 seniors scored 1268, about 200 percentage points higher than the national average. Ten percent of the class scored above 1400, and three scholars scored above 1500. One scholar, Loretta Tuider (below), scored a perfect 800 on math.

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How Success Academy seniors compare nationally

Average SAT Scores

Population

Average Math Score**

Average Verbal Score**

Average Total Score**

Success Academy

654

614

1268

All Students Nationally*

531

536

1068

Black Students Nationally*

463

483

946

Hispanic Students Nationally*

489

501

990

White Students Nationally*

557

566

1123

*National comparison data from 2018
**Figures represent “superscores” for SA scholars, which combines top score from each category.

Percentage of Students Meeting SAT College-Readiness Benchmarks

Population

Met Math Benchmark

Met Verbal Benchmark

Met Both Benchmarks

Met Neither Benchmark

Success Academy

100%

96.5%

96.5%

0%

All Students Nationally*

47%

70%

49%

27%

Black Students Nationally*

23%

50%

21%

49%

Hispanic Students Nationally*

33%

58%

31%

40%

White Students Nationally*

61%

82%

59%

16%

*National comparison data from 2018

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ABOUT SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOLS

Founded in 2006, Success Academy Charter Schools are free public K-12 schools open to all children in the state through a random lottery. With 45 schools across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, Success Academy enrolls 18,000 students, primarily children of color from low-income households in disadvantaged neighborhoods: 74% receive free or reduced-price lunch, 94% are students of color, 16% have disabilities, and 8% are English language learners. Success Academy schools received more than 17,000 applications for about 4,000 open seats for the 2019-20 academic year.

For more information about Success Academy, go to successacademies.org.

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