Average SAT Scores: National & State Averages

Average SAT Scores

Looking for information about average SAT scores?  We’ve got it!  The average SAT scores for 2009 high school graduates are 501 Critical Reading, 515 Math, and 493 Writing.

The charts below provide national average SAT scores for the years 1999-2009 and 2009 state-specific average SAT scores for StudyPoint’s service area.

National Average SAT Scores

Year

Number of Testers

Critical Reading

Math

Writing

2009

1,530,128

501

515

493

2008

1,518,859

502

515

494

2007

1,494,531

502

515

494

2006

1,465,744

503

518

497

2005

1,475,623

508

520

2004

1,419,007

508

518

2003

1,406,324

507

519

2002

1,327,831

504

516

2001

1,276,320

506

514

2000

1,260,278

505

514

1999

1,220,130

505

511

2009 State-Specific Average SAT Scores

State

Number of Testers

Critical Reading

Math

Writing

California

207,301

500

513

498

Colorado

9,986

568

575

555

Connecticut

35,799

509

513

512

Delaware

6,707

495

498

484

District of Columbia

4,029

466

451

461

Georgia

63,440

490

491

479

Illinois

8,857

588

604

583

Kentucky

3,115

573

573

561

Maryland

46,562

500

502

495

Massachusetts

60,591

514

526

510

Michigan

6,055

584

603

575

Minnesota

4,685

595

609

578

New Hampshire

12,351

523

523

510

New Jersey

84,417

496

513

496

New York

159,886

485

502

478

Ohio

30,706

537

546

523

Pennsylvania

105,066

493

501

483

Rhode Island

8,293

498

496

494

Texas

141,733

486

506

475

Virginia

59,612

511

512

498

Washington

36,687

524

531

507

Related Topics

  • For more general information about the SAT Test, visit our SAT Test page.
  • For information about how the SAT is scored, visit our SAT Scoring page.
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