During the 2019-2020 school year, 497 Advanced Placement (AP) exams were given to 232 Lufkin ISD students. Lufkin High School offers 19 different AP courses ranging from subjects such as computer science to art. AP exams are rated on a 5 point scale with most colleges accepting a grade of 3 or above as acceptable college credit. More than 65% of the students who took the exams made a 3 or higher. With the AP exam, comes some distinguishing honors.
- AP Scholar: An AP Scholar is a student who on average scores 2.78 (3 or higher on three or more AP exams). Lufkin High School had 30 students who are AP Scholars.
- AP Scholar with Honor: An AP Scholar with Honor is a student who on average scores 3.47 (at least an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more AP exams). Lufkin High School had 8 AP Scholars with Honor.
- AP Scholar with Distinction: An AP Scholar with Distinction is a student who on average scores 3.98 (at least an average score of 3.50 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams). Lufkin High School had 17 students who achieved AP Scholar with Distinction.
- National AP Scholar: National AP Scholar is an elite honor for a student who averages a score of 4.63 (at least an average score of 4.00 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more AP exams). Lufkin High School is honored to have one student in this category.
This AP report has only the numbers, the College Board will release names of students at a later time.
Even with the year cut short by COVID-19 and students resuming their studies for the AP exam at home for the last nine weeks, Lufkin ISD students performed well on all of the AP exams offered. To find out more about AP testing, log on to the College Board’s website.