December 14 Board of Education Meeting Recognition for York Students
In Elmhurst District 205, 422 York Community High School students took a total of 884 Advanced Placement (AP) tests in May of 2010, with 87% of those tests resulting in a score of 3 or above (on a 5-point scale), providing 127 students with the equivalent of college credit or advanced placement while in high school. Many students took multiple AP tests.
Nearly 1.8 million students worldwide took AP exams last spring with only about 18 percent performing sufficiently to complete three or more exams, earning scores of three or higher. The York Class of 2010 produced a total of 114 AP Scholars at five levels, which translated to college credit at more than 3,800 colleges and universities worldwide, including more than 90 percent of four-year institutions in the United States.
Recognition is awarded to a select few in the National Advanced Placement Scholar category, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least four out of five on all AP Exams taken, and scores of four or higher on eight or more of those exams. (View thefull news release.)
York Principal Diana Smith spoke about the three 2010 graduates who earned top honors as National AP Scholars: David Baker, Marek Mroczek and Will Ritter.
- David Baker took 8 AP exams and earned a top score of 5 on each of them; and
- Marek Mroczek took 6 tests and earned a top score of 5 on each of them; and
- Will Ritter took 8 tests, earned a top score of 5 on 7 of them and a 4 on one of them
David Baker was also recently honored by the College Board for earning a top score of 36 on the ACT.