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Detroit and Newark School District Make College Board's Advanced Placement Honor Roll

  • New Jersey’s Newark Board of Education and the Detroit Public Schools Community District were recently named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

    They were two of 250 school districts across the United States and Canada that were recognized for increasing the number of underrepresented students participating in Advanced Placement (AP) classes, while maintaining or improving the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam.

    “I am extremely proud of the growth we are making within our academic program across the high schools here in Newark,” said Newark Schools Superintendent Roger León said. “This recognition highlights that amazing work taking place by our students and staff while also demonstrating our capacity to compete with top districts state and nationwide.

    Criteria for inclusion in the 10th annual AP District Honor Roll included increasing participation and access by 4 percent; increasing or maintaining the percentage of minority groups taking and scoring a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam; and improving performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2019 scoring a 3 or higher than those students in 2017.