By the Numbers*

Whether students are seeking to increase their diagnostic score by a certain number of points or aiming for a specific final score, our goal is to help them reach their personal goals. We have gathered numbers and insights from our recent SAT/ACT Prep students to provide a bird's-eye view of their performance.

At a Glance


Average Diagnostic Score


Average SAT Score *


Average Improvement (by points) *

* Numbers are rounded accordingly.

2017 - 2019 High Scores

Student (by school) Diagnostic Score SAT/ACT Score ** Improvement (by points) Accolades
Lake Norman Charter High School 1390 1580 +190  NCSSM
Lake Norman Charter High School 1200 1570 +370
Ardrey Kell High School 1380 1560 +180
Ronald Wilson Reagan High School 1360 1560 +200 NCSSM
Rochester High School 1280 1550 +270
Cox Mill High School 1270 1540 +270
Central Cabarrus High School 1330 1530 +200  NCSSM
Hickory Ridge High School 1300 1530 +230
Lake Norman High School 1290 1530 +240
South Iredell High School 1420 1520 +100
Hickory Ridge High School 1420 1520 +100
Lake Norman Charter High School 1290 1520 +230
Marvin Ridge High School 1280 1510 +230
Ardrey Kell High School 1280 1480 +200
Cox Mill High School 1320 1450 +130  NCSSM
Cox Mill High School 1450 1450 -
Mallard Creek High School 1300 1450 +150  NCSSM
Ardrey Kell High School 1190 1420 +230
Lake Norman Charter High School 1420 1420 -
Pine Lake Preparatory High School 1180 1420 +240
Cannon High School 1250 1410 +160
** Shows the highest test score reported. NCSSM = North Carolina School of Science and Math

Colleges / Universities

Securing a high SAT or ACT test score is great, but if it is not supplemented by student extracurricular involvement, then it may not carry as much weight as you may believe. Colleges and universities are especially attracted to students who can successfully balance academic excellence with personal and professional growth activities such as athletics, professional organizations, cultural enrichment and volunteering. Some of our well-rounded, former RCC students have attended the institutions of higher learning below. Read more about how students can become attractive candidates to their dream university.

*Statistics shown are based on 2017 - 2019 RCC students who have reported their final test scores and who have scored a 1400 or higher. Former students who would like to be featured should email a screenshot of their final test scores, along with any accolades you wish to share, to

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