The 2017-2018 Advanced Placement (AP) report was released at the August board meeting revealing that students scored higher across the globe in six testing areas. Lufkin High School offers 18 AP courses for students to take. The number of total AP students and exams has slightly increased over the last five years. This year, there were 663 exams given, which is 49 more than last year. 283 students took AP tests, which is 14 more students than last year.
The AP scores on a scale of 1 through 5 with 5 being the highest. The percent of AP students scoring 3 or above has remained fairly constant at Lufkin High School. 7% of LHS students received a 5, 14% received a 4, 23% received a 3, 28% received a 2 and 28% received a 1.
The scholars are as follows:
- AP Scholar – 24 students with an average score of 2.76 (score 3 or higher on three or more AP exams)
- AP Scholar with Honor – 8 students with an average score of 3.39 (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)
- AP Scholar with Distinction – 18 students with an average score of 4.12 (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)
- National AP Scholar – 3 students with an average score of 4.29 (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 had ten tests scoring higher than the Texas average mean score: Art History, Studio ArtDraw, English Composition, European History, World History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Physics 1, and Spanish Language.
There were six tests scoring higher than the United States and Global average mean score: Art History, Studio Art-Draw, European History, World History, Physics 1, and Spanish Language.
Superintendent Lynn Torres said, “We are proud to offer so many AP tests in a variety of subjects for our students. One great benefit of taking AP exams is the opportunity to earn college credit and placement. This allows our students to save money and receive college credit. As reflected in our scores, our teachers do an amazing job of preparing our students for the tests.”