The Pennsylvania Department of Education released a list of high schools' average SAT scores for 2012 and Upper St. Clair High School tops the list.
Out of 343 Upper St. Clair High School students tested, the average verbal score was 568, the average math score was 583 and the average writing score was 576.
Coming in right behind Upper St. Clair is North Allegheny High School. Out of the 572 students tested there, the average verbal score was 566, the average math score was 582 and the average writing score was 557.
And coming in third is Mt. Lebanon High School. The average score for the 395 students tested was 557 for verbal, 570 for math and 568 for writing.
The Pittsburgh Business Times compiled a list of the top SAT scores for high schools in the Pittsburgh region. Here are the top 10:
1. Upper St Clair High School
2. North Allegheny Senior High School*
3. Mt. Lebanon Senior High School
4. Fox Chapel Area Senior High School
5. Hampton High School*
6. Peters Township High School*
7. Pine-Richland High School
8. Avonworth Senior High School*
9. Franklin Regional Senior High School
10. Quaker Valley High School
The noted (*) schools above all registered increases in scores over the previous year’s combined score.