Monday, October 20, 2014

Davie High's SAT Scores Something To Brag About

Published Thursday, October 3, 2013

Not to brag, but our students did better than their students last year on the SAT. Lest we forget, so did our teachers.
The annual report of North Carolina's performance on the important college admissions standard test gave Davie a good score, 1041 on the combined math and critical reading sections of the test. That's an uptick from last year's 1031 score and comes close to the high-water score of 1064 two years ago.
Once again it demonstrates that Davie High students aren't being distracted by the decade of squabbling among their parents over school construction.
Davie High's scores were 532 on math and 508 for critical reading for an average of 1040. Early College scores were 522 for math and 523 for critical reading for a 1045 average. Combined, the average county score was 1041.
Looking at our neighbors' results gives a better appreciation for the Davie students' efforts: Forsyth, 1006; Iredell, 1035; Rowan, 949; Yadkin, 978; Davidson, 1013. The national average score was 1010. The North Carolina average was 997.
In a look across the state, the county systems scoring higher than Davie were: Buncombe, 1049; Carteret, 1046; Henderson, 1042; Orange, 1044; Wake, 1063; Watauga, 1081. A couple of city school systems, Chapel Hill and Mt. Airy, also scored higher. Clay County equaled Davie at 1041.
With the newer writing section of the SAT added to the mix, Davie's total score was 1538, up 10 points from last year. That score ranked Davie eighth among the state's 115 school districts.
Clumsy Burglar Falls Into Lake
The life of crime is perilous indeed.
Four people have been charged with storming into a High Rock Lake home at Southmont last month, threatening the homeowner and forcing him to open his safe. They tied up the fellow and helped themselves to his possessions, stuffing 10 pistols, $30,000 in cash and $60,000 in jewelry into a pillowcase — a very profitable night's work.
Then they ran.
The bagman, however, fell into the lake and dropped the bag. Another of the robbers fished his buddy out of the water, but the guns, cash and jewelry were lost into the deep. Four suspects, two from Lewisville, one of Kernersville and the other from Lexington, have been arrested. Divers recovered the loot.
Dirt Pile Proves To Be Cheap Entertainment
For fun, there's nothing quite so entertaining as a fresh pile of dirt for little boys. The three Robertson grandsons jumped on my dirt pile like professional miners and proceeded to dig.
“Any treasure in here, Papa?” young Whit asked.
He's still in the pirate phase of his life.
There was no gold or treasure chest, but we did find lots of ...