Advanced Placement

Based on College Board’s 2022 Advanced Placement (AP) scores, 65 percent of Walton County students scored a 3 or higher on the exams and 133 students received AP Scholar Awards in three different categories.
 
Last year, the district expanded AP course offerings and saw an increase in student participation as well as an increase in the number of exams taken. The pass rate amongst students remained steady at 65 percent, surpassing the worldwide pass rate. During the 2021-22 school year, 494 students across all three high schools were enrolled in 25 different AP courses. The Walton County School District offers an average of 12 AP courses on campus per year, but students have access to all 38 courses offered by College Board through Georgia Virtual at no cost.
 
“We are extremely proud that our students continue to excel in rigorous college-level work, ” said Director of Secondary Curriculum Celeste Cannon. “Our teachers and staff continue to do an excellent job helping more students earn college credit while still in high school. This year, the district expanded on-campus options by adding AP Physics and increased overall student participation in the program. ”
 
Students must take an AP exam at the conclusion of a course in order to earn college credit. The scores are weighted based on free response and multiple choice questions. Final scores are reported on a 5-point scale where students who score 3 or higher are eligible to receive college credit and in some cases exempt introductory college courses.
 
In addition, College Board recognizes individual student achievement based on AP exam performance.
 
Thirty-four (34) students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Loganville High School students earned an average score of 3.97, Monroe Area High School students earned an average 3.98 and Walnut Grove High School students averaged a score of 4.11.
 
Twenty-nine (29) students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Loganville High School students earned an average score of 3.70, Monroe Area High School students earned an average 3.62 and Walnut Grove High School students averaged a score of 3.61.
 
Seventy (70) students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by earning a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Loganville High School students earned an average score of 3.42, Monroe Area High School students earned an average 2.97 and Walnut Grove High School students averaged a score of 3.08.
 
“I commend our students for successfully taking advantage of the Advanced Placement program to better prepare themselves for the future and to get a headstart on earning college credits,” said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. “I appreciate our teachers and staff for their continued leadership in the classroom and support of our students engaging in these challenging courses.
 

Walton County School District's three-year score summaries are as follows:

 Loganville High School

2020 

2021 

2022 

 Total Number of AP Students223221 216 
 Total Number of AP Exams408364 381 
 % of Total AP Students with Scores 3+70.377.8 69.9 
 
 Monroe Area High School

2020 

2021 

2022 

 Total Number of AP Students13996 125 
 Total Number of AP Exams229 141 213 
 % of Total AP Students with Scores 3+64 63.5 60.8 

 Walnut Grove High School

2020 

2021 

2022 

 Total Number of AP Students163135153
 Total Number of AP Exams220200 211
 % of Total AP Students with Scores 3+65.6 64.462.7 

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