STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST
Scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) for students in grades 1-6 have been exceptional and stable through the years. A score of 50 indicates the national average and scores above 70 are considered indicative of high achievement. Over the previous four years, the MH composite for all students has been an 84; the score for the 2011-2012 school year continues the increase and now stands at an 85. Even more significant, the SAT report that charts the number of students scoring at or above expectations is consistently 93% or higher of the total school population.
ACT SCORES FOR 2011-2012
Several students have earned scores of 30 or higher on their ACT. Among the top scores reported thus far: Holly Allamel, Lauren Atchley, Amanda Bailey, Trevor Beasley, Will Brown, Will Harrison, Jordan Holt, Glenn Irby, Maggie McCoy, Andrew Pyle (35), Ashley Pyle, Daniel Robertson, Erin Ross, Lucas Rhoden, Thomas Swinea, Nick Walton, Collin White, Dillon Whitten and Alex Wright.
ANDREW PYLE IS A 2011-2012 NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALIST
Andrew Pyle continued the strong MH tradition in the National Merit Scholarship competition by earning semi-finalist status in the 2011-2012 program. Andrew is the son of Steven and Renee Pyle. He is active in the school's forensics program and an Eagle Scout.
GARRETT TURNER IS A 2011-2012 MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Garrett Turner ('07), a recent graduate from Emory University has earned the prestigious Marshall Scholarship for overseas study. He will be completing his Master's Degree at St. Andrew's University in Scotland.
RANDALL TURNER IS A 2010-2011 NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT FINALIST
Randall Turner continued the strong MH tradition in the National Merit Achievement Awards by being named a 2010-2011 Finalist. Randall is actively involved in chorus, forensics and soccer.
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION IS THE KEY
Working with students on a one-on-one basis makes a big difference. MHBS faculty are committed to providing an optimal learning experience for each child.
DUKE TALENT SEARCH 2011-2012 (GRADE 7) STATE WINNERS
- Kayley O'Kelley and Ethan Kemp earned state recognition for their exceptional scores on the ACT. They were honored as part of the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Dylan McCool qualified for the Duke Academy for Summer Studies.
DUKE TALENT SEARCH 2011-2012 (GRADE 7)
- Mars Hill Bible School is happy to announce that 33 seventh grade students qualified to participate in the 2011-2012 Duke Talent Search. For a student to qualify, a student must score 95 percent or above on a national recognized achievement such as the Sanford Achievement Test or the Iowa Achievement Test. Students may take either the ACT or the SAT. The following students in the Middle School qualified in the 2011-2012 Duke Talent Search:
Sam Abernathy, Lucas Anderson, Anna Bingham, Aunna Bowen, Jonah Bretherick, Camryn Brown, Lucy Burch, Kesley Butler, Ashlee Byrd, Hailey Chastain, Laura Choate, Kaitlyn Clark, Will Clemons, Jackson Erwin, Jacob Hennigan, Hayden Hibbett, Roxie Hipps, Steven Hunt, Ethan Kemp, Riley Killen, Jacob Klingbeil, Colton Knox, Triston Marks, Dylan McCool, Britteny McDaniel, Stephen McGee, Hannah Miller, Dustin O'Kelley, Kayley O'Kelley, Noah Phillips, Sam Segars, Laken Swinea and Ryder Winborn.
DUKE TALENT SEARCH 2012-2013 (GRADE 5)
- Mars Hill Bible School is happy to announce that 20 fifth graders qualified to participate in the 2012-2013 5th Grade Talent Search. To qualify, a student must score 95% or above on a national recognized achievement such as the Sanford Achievement Test. Duke University recognizes the following students as academically gifted students. The following students in the Middle School qualified in the 2012-2013 Duke Talent Search:
Gracie Barrier, Faith Bowen, Lindsey Brackin, Simone Brand, Mary Choate, Lucy Clark, Victoria Cochran, Carlee Copeland, Garrett Cox, Liliana Derr, Julia Garrett, Elijah Hester, Claire Lawson, Cameron Mann, John Medley, Daniel Morris, Eli Owens Kylie Thigpen, Walker White, Claire Wilkes.
DUKE TALENT SEARCH 2011-2012 (GRADE 4)
- Mars Hill Bible School is happy to announce that 15 fourth graders qualified to participate in the 2012-2013 4th Grade Talent Search. To qualify, a student must score 95% or above on a national recognized achievement such as the Sanford Achievement Test. Duke University recognizes the following students as academically gifted students. The following students in the Middle School qualified in the 2012-2013 Duke Talent Search:
Hunter Bridges, Emma Choate, Conner Counce, Ryan Foster, Elijah Frey, Sadie Killen, Will Lambert, Justus McDaniel, Landon Morris, Emma Pettus, Luke Phillips, Reid Robertson, Nicholas Smith, Ethan Trousdale, Lan Whiteside.
- Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Molly Brown, has announced that 83% of the 48 members of the Class of 2011 have earned college scholarships approaching $2 million in value. Several additional scholarships are still pending. Congratulations to Mrs. Brown and the Class of 2011!
- October 22, 2011 [PAST]
- December 10, 2011 [PAST]
- February 11, 2012 [PAST]
- April 14, 2012 [PAST]
- June 9, 2012
- October 1, 2011 [PAST]
- November 5, 2011 [PAST]
- December 3, 2011 [PAST]
- January 28, 2012 [PAST]
- March 10, 2012 [PAST]
- May 5, 2012
- June 2, 2012
- The 5th grade classes consistently chalk up the highest SAT scores. Their composite for all students in their classes exceeds 90 each year. The overall composite for grades 1-6 is an 85, one of the highest in the state.
- The composite ACT for all MH seniors averages significantly above national and state averages. Over the past decade a composite score of 24 is the norm. That increases to a composite 25-26 for students outside the special resources program.