Four Yuba-Sutter schools scored above the state average of 1,489 on the 2012-13 SAT test.

They are South Sutter Charter School, East Nicolaus High, Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts and Sutter High.


South Sutter Charter School, part of the Marcum-Illinois Union School District, had the highest SAT scores, according to figures released in July by the California Department of Education.

The 13 students — only 8 percent — who took the college entrance exam, scored, on average, 1,565 out of a possible 2,400.

Of the 38 percent of East Nicolaus High seniors who took the test, they averaged 1,519.

"We have a caring staff that connects with students, and I think that makes a difference in their scores," said Karen Villalobos, principal and superintendent of East Nicolaus High School. "We all do the best things we can for students every day." ...

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Non-Discrimination Statement:
It is the policy of the East Nicolaus Joint Union High School District not to discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color, or physical or mental disability, in tis educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment. 
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 Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX and Section 504 may be directed to Dr. Karen Villalobos, Title IX Coordinator, East Nicolaus Joint Union High School District, 2454 Nicolaus Avenue, Nicolaus, CA 95659, (530) 656-2255; or the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington D.C.