Twenty-Three Michigan Districts Awarded National AP Honor Roll Spot

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The College Board has announced its 7th annual AP District Honor Roll. Twenty-three Michigan school districts have made the Honor Roll this year, up from 15 on last year's annual list. The College Board has honored a total of 433 districts throughout the US and Canada.

Congratulations to this year's Michigan districts:

Anchor Bay School District
Bloomfield Hills Schools
Cedar Springs Public School District
Crawford AuSable School District
Davison Community School District
East Lansing Public School District
Forest Hills Public Schools
Grosse Ile Township School District
Hamtramck Public School District
Hastings Area School District
Leland Public School District
Livonia Public Schools
Muskegon Public Schools
Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Portland Public School District
Rochester Community Schools
Rockford Public School District
Saugatuck Public Schools
Swartz Creek Community School District
Tecumseh Public School District
Vicksburg Community School District
Williamston Community School District

(Note: Bold faced Districts have achieved the honor for multiple years.)

According to the College Board, in 2016, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admission process.

Inclusion on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, looking across 37 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.

Districts must:

  • Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6 % in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
  • Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and
  • American Indian/Alaska Native students; and

  • Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2016 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2014 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.

When these outcomes have been achieved among an AP student population in which 30 percent or more are underrepresented minority students (black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native) and/or 30 percent or more are low-income students (students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch), a symbol has been affixed to the district name to highlight this work. The one Michigan school district that met this distinction is Muskegon Public Schools.

The complete 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.