Huntley Community School District 158 is among 425 school districts in the United States and Canada named to the 6th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, marking the fourth consecutive year Huntley 158 has been honored on the list.
The honor is bestowed to districts for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. The score of 3 is generally the minimum required to receive college credit.
“This recognition is based on growth—both in the number of students taking AP course work and in the success those students are having on AP exams. That means each year it gets harder for us to make this list, so we’re proud to be meeting our commitment to help students benefit from these opportunities,” said Huntley 158 Superintendent John Burkey. “These continue to be key areas of focus for us, because it benefits students both academically and financially.”
AP courses are academically rigorous, and students often see savings by receiving college credits for work completed in high school.
Inclusion on the 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2013 to 2015. The following criteria were used:
- Increased participation/access to AP by at least 6 percent for “medium” districts
- Increased or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students
- Improved performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2015 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2013, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.
Last year, Huntley High School had 643 AP students, who took a total of 1,043 AP tests. On 75 percent of those tests, students scored 3 or higher.