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What’s a 2100 on the SSAT equate to in terms of Percentiles?

We are regularly asked “is xyz score good enough for abc top boarding school?”  First off, the boarding schools are operating off of percentiles and not a gross score.  Your 1998 may look good overall, but it actually only equates to a 47% Percentile as an 8th grade boy.  It’s a 53% Percentile as the opposite sex in the same grade.

SSAT Percentile Examples for 8th Grade Girls

  • 2004 Total Score = 55% Percentile*
  • 2049 Total Score = 65% Percentile*
  • 2094 Total Score = 75% Percentile*
  • 2145 Total Score = 85% Percentile*
  • 2226-2244 Total Score = 95% Percentile*
  • 2295+ Total Score = 99% Percentile*

SSAT Percentile Examples for 8th Grade Boys

  • 2031 Total Score = 55% Percentile*
  • 2076 Total Score = 65% Percentile*
  • 2118-2121 Total Score = 75% Percentile*
  • 2175-78 Total Score = 85% Percentile*
  • 2250-59 Total Score = 95% Percentile*
  • 2310+ Total Score = 99% Percentile*

*Estimates for percentiles come from the Secondary School Admission Test Board’s 2011-2012 Interpretive Guide to the SSAT based on students tested from August 2008-July 2011. They are not representative of students in general  throughout the country, nor are they representative of all students enrolled in independent secondary schools.