WEST ORANGE, NJ – Students at West Orange High School (WOHS) continue to excel in national testing, according to a report released by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Advanced Placement (AP) scores range from 1-5, five being the highest possible number a student can receive. Students receiving scores of 3-5 can often receive college credit for taking AP exams.

In West Orange, a five-year study showed an increase in the number of students scoring 3 or above on AP tests.

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“Over the past two years, West Orange High School's overall mean score increased .5 (on a 5.0 scale) and the percentage scoring a 3 or above increased by 16 percent,” said Dr. Kimberly Mancarella, Assistant Principal for Curriculum, Operations and Activities.

During the past two years, there have been 96 AP Scholar Awards handed out, including a National AP Scholar.

Advanced Placement Recognition is as follows:

  • AP Scholar – Scholars who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.
     
  • AP Scholar with Honors – Students who receive an average grade of 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more exams.
     
  • AP Scholar with Distinction — Students who receive an average grade of 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of those exams. 
     
  • National AP Scholar – Students in the United States who receive an average grade of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

 

West Orange High School AP Scores from 2015 to 2019 were reported as follows:

Year

AP Scholar

AP Scholar with Honors

AP Scholar with Distinction

National AP Scholar

2015

44

19

20

2

2016

54

26

24

2

2017

41

19

31

5

2018

50

13

15

1

2019

44

27

24

1

  

TOTAL AP  EXAMS 2015 - 2019:

 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019


# of exams

 712

683

701

650

530


Total AP Student #

 340

340

342

333

274


AP Student with


scores 3 +

 252

278

239

250

235


# w/scores of 1

 132

74

120

83

27


# w/scores of 2

 147

125

147

154

83


# w/scores of 3

 180

171

186

178

140


# w/scores of 4

 160

159

152

147

159


# w/scores of 5

 93

154

96

92

121

 

To review AP test scores by subject, click here.