Hillsdale Academy Outperforms More Than 99 Percent of Michigan Public Schools on SAT

Hillsdale Academy Outperforms More Than 99 Percent of Michigan Public Schools on SAT

Academy students average score of 1267 out of 1600 on the college readiness exam

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Hillsdale, Mich. – Hillsdale Academy announced its students in the class of 2018 scored an average of 1267 out of 1600 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) administered in April. This ranks Academy students well above 99 percent of Michigan public school SAT scores, according to Michigan Department of Education’s 2016-2017 reports.

“We are proud of our students. They consistently place in the top percentiles of all standardized exams, such as the ACT, the PSAT, the SAT, and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills,” said Dr. Ken Calvert, Hillsdale Academy headmaster. “Of the 800 private and public high schools in Michigan, Hillsdale Academy consistently places among the top five high schools. Hillsdale Academy out-performs all of the schools in our region.”

Additionally, Hillsdale Academy’s average score was the highest reported for high schools in Hillsdale County. Michigan schools’ statewide average SAT score for 2016-2017 was 1008.

The College Board SAT, a nationally recognized test of college readiness, was given to high school juniors across the state in April 2017 as part of the Michigan Merit Examination. The MME uses three testing components to assess 11th grade and eligible 12th grade students according to Michigan high school standards. The three elements of the exam are:

  • College Board SAT
  • WorkKeys job skills assessments in reading, mathematics and locating information
  • Michigan-developed Science and Social Studies M-STEP

Hillsdale Academy’s students regularly perform in the highest percentiles of standardized testing and go on to pursue high-caliber post-secondary education. The nationally acclaimed school’s classical liberal arts curriculum is a model for schools nationwide and is currently in use by more than 300 schools.

For more information about statewide SAT scores, visit www.mischooldata.org.


About Hillsdale Academy
Hillsdale Academy is an independent, classical K-12 day school located on the campus of Hillsdale College. A rigorous course of study is combined with the strong conviction that the biblical and classical virtues are necessary in the formation of the American citizen. The school was established out of the conviction that modern American education was in need of profound reform. More information at academy.hillsdale.edu.


About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an educational outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.4 million.

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