Both the Cherokee County School District and the Fulton County School System tied for the top score in the metro Atlanta area, with a total aggregate score of 1567.
In recent years, the SAT has transitioned from the familiar 1600-point scale to a 2400-point scale; the average score for both districts in the old scoring system would be around a 1045.
Cherokee County's Class of 2013 topped the national average by 69 points and the state average by 115 points.
1,450 seniors took the test, which was an increase of 119 students from the Class of 2012.
The SAT measures critical reading, mathematics, and writing abilities and is one of the most popular metrics used by college admissions departments.
"The Cherokee County School District puts teaching and learning first; and these results are another example of what happens when you make outstanding academic achievement by every student your priority," wrote Superintendent Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo in a memo to members of the Cherokee County School Board.
The superintendent's memo and breakdowns of each school's SAT scores may be found in the document attached to this article.