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." ...