MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade leads the nation for the number of Hispanics who scored well in Advanced Placement exams.
According to the national College Board, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district ranked first in the nation in three categories including, the number of Hispanic AP exam scores of three or above, the number of individual Hispanic students scoring three or above, as well as the total number of AP exams taken by Hispanic students.
“These findings demonstrate that our students are responding positively to a rigorous curriculum and technology-based education that has enhanced their learning experience,” said Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho.
Miami-Dade also dominated the national top ten school rankings of Hispanic AP scores of three and above with an astounding six schools. They include:
#2 – Coral Reef Senior High School
#3 – Miami Palmetto Senior High School
#4 – Southwest Miami Senior High School
#5 – Coral Gables Senior High School
#6 – Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
#8 – Miami Coral Park Senior High School
Miami-Dade is also seventh in the country in African American/Black AP exam scores of 3 or above.
AP courses are college-level courses and exams that allow high school students to earn college credit and advanced placement.