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Salmon River among Upstate NY school districts with lowest SAT scores


Salmon River Central School District was among the 50 districts in Upstate New York with the lowest SAT scores, according to a list and database compiled by

Last year, more than 135,141 students statewide took the SAT. The average total score was 1052. The average score on the evidence-based writing portion of the test was 528 and the math average was 523, according to the list.

At Salmon River, 39 students took the SAT with a 995 average score. The ERW average at Salmon was 489. The average on math was 506. Salmon River tied for 18th lowest with Cleveland Hill Union Free and Ellenville Central school districts.

Massena Central did not make the list of 50 Upstate NY districts with the highest scores or the 50 districts with the lowest scores. According to the website’s database, 89 Massena students took the test and got an average score of 1071. The ERW average at MCSD was 535. The math average was 536.

The district with the lowest scores in Upstate NY was Poughkeepsie Central. They had 115 students take the test with a 907 overall average, 461 on ERW and 447 on math, the website said.

Pittsford Central had the highest scores, said. In the district, 260 students took the test and got a 1252 average, 624 on ERW and 629 on math.

Nationally, 1.7 million students took the test with an average score of 1060. The national ERW average was 533 and the math average was 527, said.

Last year was the first year students took a new version of the test. It is written by a private company called The College Board, which in turn provides scores to the Department of Education.

The list of the districts with the lowest scores is at

To see the districts with the highest scores, go to


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