A local school is celebrating its standardized test scores for the class of 2012.
Overall Bishop Manogue's 2012 scores were above the state and national average.
Colleges look at a lot of different factors in the admission process but one of the major ones is standardized test scores, like the SAT and ACT.
On the SAT they scored a composite of 1591 compared to the state average of 1450 - and the national average of 1498 out of 2400 points.
It puts them right around the 60th percentile nationally according to College Board.
"For us it's just positive reinforcement that our curriculum and our academics are on track with out expectations of our students, which are very high," says Manogue Dean of Students Patrick Bell.
The 2012 numbers for Washoe County School District haven't been released yet, but as a comparison in 2010, the school district overall scored a composite of 1521 which puts the district in roughly the 53rd percentile.
That's about 7% lower as an average, than Manogue's composite score for 2012.
Bishop Manogue is a private school for 9th through 12th grade.
Manogue administrators say they credit their performance to smaller class sizes and lots of parental involvement.
"Our goal is to educate the whole person, not only academically, but strong moral character development, and strong sense of community."
Written by Arianna Bennett