Greenbrier High School has another trophy for its case.
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue recently recognized the school as the Class AAAA Region 3 winner in the Governor's Cup Challenge for its three-year average gains in critical reading and math SAT scores.
"We made the greatest gains for the past three years in our region," Principal Margie Hamilton said.
The Governor's Cup Challenge, launched in 2004, focuses on raising SAT scores across the state. The 10 schools in each region compete using three-year average gains from their most recent SAT average scores by participating seniors in critical reading and math.
The average math scores for Greenbrier students were 506 in 2005, 510 in 2006 and 517 in 2007. In reading, the average scores were 504 in 2005 and 505 in 2006 and 2007.
Overall, the average scores were 1011 in 2005,1015 last year and 1022 this year.
The school also won a $1,000 grant from Turner Broadcasting System Inc., to support continued SAT preparation efforts.
Hamilton said SAT scores are indicative of a school's academic rigor.
The Governor's Cup Challenge is organized by Georgia High School Association class and region assignments so similarly sized schools in the same part of the state are compared with each other.
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, in Catoosa County, was the overall Class AAAA winner. Hamilton said she would like to see Greenbrier bring home the crown next year.
"I've got the region trophy. I want to be the state champ," she said.
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