Laguna students score above average on college admissions tests

Laguna Beach High students exceeded national and state averages on the ACT and SAT tests for the 2014-15 year, according to College Board statistics released in September.

Laguna students averaged 26.7 on the ACT and 1734 on the SAT. There were 137 students who took the ACT, while 74 took the SAT.

For 2014-15, the average national ACT score was 21 while the state average was 22.5. The average national SAT score was 1,490 and the state average was 1,492.

Students’ scores eclipsed school averages for the 2013-14 year. Laguna’s average SAT score was 1,673.


“As they gain knowledge in the college admissions process, they are becoming more savvy and selective about which tests to take,” Laguna Beach High Principal Chris Herzfeld said in a statement. “Their concentrated effort is showing strong results, and while we are proud of their scores, it’s really the depth of knowledge the scores represent that is important. Scores should be a reflection of learning, and not the target.”