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Student Performance
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Academic Excellence is the standard expectation at SAA. Annually our students are tested from grade 3 to grade 12 against all other private and public schools in the country.

SAA's educational methodology is designed to build as your child progresses through the grades.  As you can see in the chart below, by the time our students reach 7th grade, they are in the 93.5 percentile of schools in the US or, in other words, the top 6.5% of all schools in the country. By the time our students reach 12th grade, they are in the top 5%.


 
Percentile Rank - US Schools                    
Year/Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
2006 97 74 94   96 98 84 88 94 93
2007 48 90 78 89 71 94 91 90 95 92
2008 79 60 99 76 92 52 91 90 99 97
2009 62 84 80 91 90 94 55 93 99 99
2010 93 77 92 84 96 91 87 75 96 94
5 Year Average 75.80 77.00 88.60 85.00 93.50 94.25 88.25 90.25 96.60 95.00
Red figures are not included in the calculation as a result of insufficient sample size for the class.


On average over the last five years, based upon this national testing, by the 5th grade our students' grade equivalent is 1.65 years ahead of grade level, by 7th grade their grade equivalent is 2.68 years ahead of grade level, and by 9th grade, their grade equivalent is 3.6 years ahead of grade level.


Post Secondary Opportunities
SAA graduates have received an outstanding education during their school life at SAA. Many go on to colleges and universities around the country. In fact, over the last three years all but one graduate (92%) were accepted into and attended college. Being in the top 5% of all schools nationwide in 12th grade has gained SAA the reputation of producing high academic achievers, helping our students as they apply to the college of their choice.


 
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