Test Scores

Students at Green Park routinely exceed the national norms in each subject while math and science continue to be the strongest areas.

Eighth graders at Green Park take the High School Placement Test.  Scores are compared nationally overall as well as the top 25% and bottom 25% of scores. For the broad comparison of 2017 Green Park students against national scores (where the national average is 50 percentile), Vikings outperformed their peers once again.  Math (77), Verbal Skills (67), and Quantitative Skills (67).

Green Park’s top 25% student scores against the nation’s top 25% did not disappoint.  In the nation’s top 25% of scores, the average for the group was 75 percentile while Green Park students landed in the 93 percentile.  GP students scored 89 percentile in Quantitative Skills and 88 percentile in Cognitive Skills.

The final group of comparison included the lowest 25% of scores against the nation’s lowest 25% of scores.  Again, Vikings outperformed the nation at 53 percentile with the national average at 25 percentile.  Quantitative and Cognitive skills came in at 46 and 44 percentile respectively. Cognitive Skills Quotient (CSQ) is a measure that replaces the traditional IQ score.  Its purpose within the school setting remains the same – to function as a predictive index of a student’s future academic performance in order to assess learning potential.

Green Park Lutheran School does not discriminate in the admission of students based on race, ethnicity, social/economic status, select intellectual ability, or nationality.  We represent a broad range of students.  Green Park faculty is neither compensated nor penalized for scores.  Scores serve as a school evaluation of effective programming and continue to be a great baseline on overall school performance.

K-7 students complete Stanford Achievement Test each spring.


For over fifty years, academic high schools nationwide have used STS’ High School Placement Test (HSPT®) to assist with admissions, scholarship selection, and curriculum placement. The HSPT® is a comprehensive placement test for eighth graders for placement in the ninth grade.